The following documents were taken from the Historical Reports of the 3084th Aviation Depot Group, recently declassified by the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, and the United States Air Force.

ASSEMBLY DIVISION - EVALUATION

Note:  Prior to 1 July 1957, the Assembly Division was reported separately as Plant I or Plant II.

(1 July - 31 December 1957)

            During the six month period ending with this report, Assembly Division personnel benefited considerably from on-the-job and comprehensive training programs being carried on in the plants.  Fast indoctrination and thorough evaluation of newly assigned personnel helped to take up the slack caused by the continued loss of valuable technical personnel to private industry.  The problem of the uncertain future of the 332XX career field (Nuclear) personnel was solved.  These airmen will receive a 331XX (Weapons Fuzing System field) the latter part of February 1958.

            Personnel of the Division have maintained a high degree of morale in the face of a steady heavy work load and continued alert status.

            The Division continues to maintain a high degree of proficiency throughout this past reporting period.  Through constant retraining and practice, personnel continue to assemble, test and maintain superior weapons and components.

(1 Jan - 30 June 1958)

            The Assembly Division continued to stress quality workmanship and to improve methods of production.  The establishment of the Technical Services Branch is expected to increase the efficiency of the Division by removing certain distracting and time consuming operations from the Plants, i.e., work on power supplies, BMSs, parachutes, etc. (Uncl)

 

Ed. Note:  From this point, the 3084th Aviation Depot Group Semiannual Historical Reports were reduced to a summary AMC Form 268 (Sep 58) and a few brief comments, etc.  This resulted in a reduction in content, details, and useful historical information.  It is my opinion that this change was directed from higher headquarters in order to reduce the amount of time and effort dedicated to the composition and preparation of these reports.  From an historical perspective, it is regrettable.  These summarized reports are available as PDF files, and are located at the end of the 3084th Aviation Depot Group Mission and Command link.