Photo courtesy of Ron Hibbs, via Ron Smit

Battery A, 217th Field Artillery Missile Battalion, 40th Artillery Group (Redstone)

White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, March 1960

Annual Service Firing

The fueling ladder in the foreground is being prepared for use in loading 19,000 lb of alcohol-water fuel, and 25,000 lb of liquid oxygen oxidizer into the missile thrust unit tanks.