(The following information is abstracted from the declassified Historical Reports of the 3084th Aviation Depot Group from 1 Jan 1956 to 31 Dec 1959.)
 

SPECIAL WEAPONS SUPPLY - OPERATIONAL ACTIVITIES

(1 Jan - 30 June 1956)

            The Special Weapons Supply Division handled a variety of shipments during this period. Most of the aircraft to be met came during off-duty hours which is normal due to the flying time between Stony Brook AFS and representative points, such as the location of the LSS's, and destinations such as Goose Bay, Labrador or San Antonio, Texas.  The Division handled an average of 18.71 tons per month of AF Class 39-D material and 21.50 tons of SSE material monthly during the period of this report.  This was a total of 40.21 tons or 80,420 pounds per month.  Of this figure, the average monthly tonnage by air was just over ten (10) tons or 20,555 pounds, to be accurate.  This Division operated a small scale commercial transportation activity and was responsible for unloading rail shipments, van trucks and railway express delivery trucks (which must be unloaded outside the Stony Brook Area).  The Special Weapons Supply Officer for the entire period was CAPT WALLER, who served in this capacity since 21 August 1954.  As of 30 June 1956, this organization had 496 active 39-D 105F series stock record cards and 1,856 active SSE stock record cards. The monetary value of AF Class 39-D property in use in UAL 6000 as of 30 June 1956 was $773,650.79.

            Upon receipt of notification that, under Project "Homefront", this Division was authorized a GS-2 70250 civilian position to replace a previous authorization of A/1C, MISS THERESA M DES ROSIERS was hired. She began work on 19 March 1956.

            CAPT ELMER G GIBBONS II and S SGT WESLEY E EVANS attended the SAC Management Course at WAFB from 2 April 1956 until the completion of the course on 28 May 1956. Certificates were awarded.

            T SGT BERNARD SHARKUS and T SGT JOHN E WINFIELD attended a course of instruction in Special Weapons Quality Control Inspection from 14-25 May 1956 on TDY from this Division.

            Due to the departure PCS of CAPT GIBBONS II on 2 June 1956 and with no other replacement available, CAPT WALLER assumed custody of the property covered by UAL 6000.  There were a few minor discrepancies which developed as a result of physical inventory.   Overages and shortages were adjusted in accordance with Air Force Manual 67-1, Volume 4, Volume 6 and Volume 7.  At the end of this period, no replacement for CAPT GIBBONS II had been received.

(1 July - 31 December 1956)

            The Division operated a small scale commercial transportation activity and was responsible for loading and unloading a variety of types of shipments, including rail, van truck and railway express vehicles, as well as C-124 aircraft.   Tonnage figures were as follows:

Class         Pieces         Weight
39-D          206            65,387

                                        SSE         1,044          137,645
                                        Total       1,250           203,032

(1 Jan - 30 June 1957)

            The Division operated a small scale commercial transportation activity and was responsible for loading and unloading a variety of types of shipments, including rail, van truck and railway express vehicles, as well as C-124 aircraft.  Tonnage figures were as follows:

                                       Class         Pieces          Weight
                                        39-D          160              188,793
                                        SSI            544                85,287
                                        DOD       1,055            1,525,471
                                            Total   1,759            1,799,551

EVALUATION

            During this period, the SWASO activity supported all of the 3084th ADG operations orders involving weapons and/or components for which EWP training was intended.  No major difficulties were encountered.

 

(1 July - 31 December 1957)

            The Special Weapons Supply Division, in addition to its mission as outlined above, operated a small scale commercial transportation activity and was responsible for loading and unloading a variety of shipments, including rail, van truck, cargo and tactical aircraft.  The tonnage handled at Stony Brook is as outlined below:

                            Class          Pieces           Weight
                            39D                43              2,923
                            SSE              654            78,712
                            DOD             617          504,472
                            TOTAL      1,314          586,107

            In addition to the above, SSSW supported a weapons program both at Stony Brook Air Force Station and at various ADC bases.  Missions performed under this program required 14 TDY trips to various bases east of the Mississippi River for an average duration of seven days.  No tonnage figures are available for this operation.

            During September 1957 the division conducted its annual inventory showing an inventory accuracy of SSE property of 99.85% and an inventory accuracy of 100% of Class 39D.  At the time of the inventory no stock of DOD equipment was on hand.

            During this reporting period, the 99th Bomb Wing became operational and began utilizing the "Strike Alert" system requiring this division to support the 99th Bomb Wing on a weekly basis with loadings of the strike aircraft taking place during other than normal duty hours.  This established the requirement for personnel to be on immediate call 24 hours per day.

EVALUATION

            During this reporting period the Special Weapons Supply Division supported all 3084th Aviation Depot Group Operation Orders involving weapons and/or components.  In both D0D and SSE there was a tremendous increase in the tonnage of material handled; however, due to simplified procedures worked out with operating agencies, no increase was noted in the accounting workload.  The evaluation of the division et the beginning of the period was excellent, as substantiated by the annual IG Inspection report conducted by Headquarters, AMC in which no discrepancies were noted.  The annual audit was conducted in October, with only minor irregularities noted regarding questionable information on the stock record cards. No discrepancies were noted in accounting procedures.

            Based on the inspection and audit reports; the increased tonnage handled; the continued shortage of personnel; and the effectiveness of the support rendered to using activities; the conclusion is reached that the Special Weapons Supply Division has operated more effectively and at less personnel cost than at any time during the history of this activity.

(1 Jan - 30 June 1958)

            The Special Weapons Supply Division, in addition to its primary mission, was responsible for loading and unloading a variety of shipments, including rail, van truck, and cargo aircraft with total pounds listed below:

                        Incoming             236,898 pounds
                        Outgoing             184,935 pounds
                        Total                   421,833 pounds

            In March this Division conducted a physical inventory showing a 99.6% inventory accuracy for NOCM property, an inventory of 100.0% for NOCM Training Property, and an inventory accuracy of 100.0% for DOD (Department of Defense) property.

            During this reporting period this Division supported SAC "Strike Force" at Westover AFB on a weekly basis with transfers of components taking place during other than normal duty hours.