TAC Missileers member query related to radiation detectors and Matador M-102 Bird Cages. If you have any information, please contact George Joseph Snyder – firstname.lastname@example.org / telephone number (530) 677-3512.
From: Max Butler
Subject: Fwd: Questions regarding personal radiation exposure
Date: July 20, 2018
To: Russ Reston
Russ, please put G. J. Snyder’s request on our website.
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From: G. Joseph Snyder <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, Jul 11, 2018
Subject: Questions regarding personal radiation exposure
To: Max Butler
If you could have the following ad and photographs published in the next news letter and/or put on the Tac Missileers web site, I would really appreciate it.
To: All Matador armament, M-102 Bird Cage, nuclear core and personal radiation detectors:
I was stationed at “a”Flight, Steinborn, 71st Tac Missile Sqd, from April, 1958 to April, 1961, as an armament tech on the Matador W-5 nuclear warhead! I was a 46150 AFSC.
Steinborn was the last operational matador missile site, in Germany, and it closed down on September 25, 1962. We all wore radiation detectors as shown in the attached photograph below.
Question one: Did any of you have your detector analyzed during the time that you wore it and how long did you wear it?? If so what were the readings??
Question two: We usually had three M-102 BirdCages in the armament van, containing active nuclear cores, and one Bird Cage containing a practice core. Did these Bird Cages give off radiation, and if so, do you know the amount that was emitted inside of the van??
You may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or at my telephone number (530) 677-3512.
Thank you for any information you may be able to provide me.
George Joseph Snyder