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Missile test in Korea, 1969

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: September 3, 2020

Chung Tae Won ©Stars and Stripes
South Korea, January, 1969: An Honest John missile streaks skyward during the testing of a portable computer system that enabled crews to send one of the weapons aloft in five minutes, instead of the half-hour needed for human calculations. Four Honest Johns were launched, bringing the number tested on the peninsula by the 1st Battalion, 42nd Artillery, to 127. Three of the four scored direct hits.

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