USAF Veteran to Talk about Badlands Bomb Plot during Cold War

Bill Casper in 1959

Bill Casper in 1959

Phil Jensen

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Bill Casper of Rapid City will photographically present his Badlands Cold War experiences on Saturday, November 9 at the Western Dakota Technical Institute, 9-11 am, an event sponsored by the Black Hills Veterans Writing Group.

Casper was in the Air Force from November 1959 until November of 1963 and spent three of those years stationed with Detachment #2, 11th Radar Bomb Scoring Squadron, “Badlands Bomb Plot”.

Casper and the other members of the detachment were responsible for the scoring of “simulated” bombing missions of B-47s, B-52s, and B-58s at a site on Hurley Butte, eleven miles west of Interior, South Dakota.  His slide presentation will cover the life and “action” at the site, on TDY assignments, and living the “highlife” in Wall, South Dakota.

Rick Kriebel 2016

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Speaker contact:  Bill Casper at (605) 342-0893

Courtesy photo:  Bill Casper in 1959

Web reference:  http://www.battlestory.org/index.php?p=1_206_BILL-CASPER-USAF-

Woodrow Wilcox

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More info:  Contact Brad Morganat (605) 787-6653 or Verne Sheppard at (605) 342-5512

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