Battery A, 217th Field Artillery Missile Battalion

40th Artillery Group (Redstone)

Kuhberg Hill, outside Bad Kreuznach, Germany

February 1959

The Servicing Section fueling crew has started flowing liquid oxygen (LOX) from the two 18,000 lb. capacity LOX trailers to the missile to precool the LOX lines and thrust unit LOX tank.
On the left is 1st Lt. Pascal W. Pascarella. Battery A Executive Officer. In the center is Sgt Louis Fiore, Servicing Section Chief. On the right is SP4 John R. Porras.