The story of Chrysler Corporation
Missile Division's Installation and Checkout Team 2 and their
activities in 1961 and 1962 involved in establishing Jupiter missile
sites in Turkey as seen from the perspective of George L. Smith,
then a 19-year old member
of the team. These Jupiter missiles would become a contributing
factor during the Cuban missile crisis of October, 1962.
Click on the menu's "Photo" menu selection to
see photos of the various aspects of life on a remote missile site
to include travel to and from the sites, life on the sites, and
setting up the Jupiter missiles for operational use.
HERE to view photos of
the destruction of Jupiter missiles following the Cuban Missile
The "Links" menu selection will provide additional links to other
sites having pertinent information about the Jupiter Missiles.
The Missile Crises menu selection brings you to a talking paper that
addresses the role Jupiter Missiles played during the Missile Crisis
of October 1962, and the confrontation between then President
Kennedy and the Premiere of Russia, N. Krushchev.
inside story of our journey to Turkey, our experiences
there...including working with the Jupiter Missiles... from a
personal perspective, click
HERE for the
Note: I was fortunate to have received
anecdotal updates via email to two of the stories I had included in
my "Jupiter Missiles in Turkey" story (above link) from Ron
Robertson. Click HERE to read his updates.
any of our visitors has photos taken at Cigli AFB, please get in
touch! I've had requests to post some of the base, but I don't have
CMSgt Ron Dupell sent several photos of Cigli AFB flight line and
housing, along with several pictures of downtown Izmir. Check these
out, click HERE.