V-2 (A-4), Corporal, Loon, and Redstone PGM-11 Missile Testing Collection [Deans]

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2012.0035
Dates:
bulk 1948-1959
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.26 Cubic Feet
(4 boxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of material belonging to Lt. Col. Kenneth V. Deans when he was working as a safety officer on missile projects with at the White Sands Proving Grounds, New Mexico, and at Fort Bliss, Texas. This collection consists of 1.25 cubic feet of photography, technical manuals, drawings, lectures, and related documentation related to the following missiles launched at White Sands, New Mexico: V-2 (A-4) Missile; Loon Missile (JB-2, KUW-1, LTV-2, MX-544); Redstone Missile (Major, URSA, SSM-G-14, SSM-A-14, PGM-11, Hermes C-1); and the Corporal Missile (XM4E1, XSSM-A-17, SSM-A-17). The collection also features material on the 1st AAA Guided Missile Battalion.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Lt. Col. Kenneth V. Deans (1912-2010) was born and raised in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Deans attended the University of St. Thomas and in 1939, joined the Army. In 1941, he was transferred to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and was present during the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Deans served out the war in the Pacific Theater, and in 1945, he was transferred to Fort Bliss/White Sands, New Mexico, to work on rocket development. From 1946-1949, Deans served in Germany, before returning stateside to service in New Jersey and Arlington, Virginia. In 1952, Deans was transferred back to White Sands and in 1955 he was transferred to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 76 Field Artillery Battalion. Following retirement from the Army, he took a position at Control Data in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Dennis Peterson and Nancy Deans, Gift, 2012

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
V-2 (A-4), Corporal, Loon, and Redstone PGM-11 Missile Testing Collection [Deans], Accession 2012-0035, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
V-2 rocket Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ballistic missiles Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Loon Missile (JB-2, KUW-1, LTV-2, MX-544) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Redstone Missile (Major, URSA, SSM-G-14, SSM-A-14, PGM-11, Hermes C-1) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Corporal Missile (XM4E1, XSSM-A-17, SSM-A-17) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fort Bliss (Tex.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
White Sands Proving Grounds Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographic prints Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuals Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lectures Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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