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Article from Missiles and Rockets publication.

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Identifier

spc_nick_000611_000615

Title

Article from Missiles and Rockets publication.

Description

This article, "Army 'Leak' Probe Agitates Redstone", published in the February 1957 issue, details secret information that went public in 1957 through Drew Pearson. The "leak" concerns the "Wilson Memorandum" that transfers the Army's role to the Air Force in the development and control of guided and ballistic missiles and rockets. The leak is traced back to Colonel John C. Nickerson, Jr. The article states that the "prevailing opinion is that Col. Nickerson is being made a scapegoat by persons very high up in the Army." The article further details the events that led to the court martial of Colonel Nickerson.

Date

1957-01-11

Temporal Coverage

Source

Col. John C. Nickerson, Jr. Papers
Box 2, Series 5, Folder 6
University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives, Special Collections, and Digital Initiatives, Huntsville, Alabama

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Relation

spc_nick_2021_03

Citation

“Article from Missiles and Rockets publication.,” UAH Archives, Special Collections, and Digital Initiatives, accessed July 12, 2024, http://libarchstor2.uah.edu/digitalcollections/items/show/4291.

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