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June 9, 1988 | TYLER MARSHALL, Times Staff Writer
Four and a half years after the first American medium-range missiles arrived at this sprawling air base amid violent protest and political nervousness, U.S. military officials are preparing to remove them. The first important step in the process could come as early as next month, with the arrival of Soviet inspection teams. Under the terms of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty completed June 1 in Moscow, which calls for the elimination of all U.S.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1991 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Half the world away and 47 years removed from the rural fields and hedgerows of Britain, James A. Myl still thinks of that wind-swept countryside he knew as a young man. "It was always good to see Polebrook when coming back from a mission," he said recently. "It meant we were home safe." Now 68, Myl was only 21 when he flew the B-17 Flying Fortress bomber out of Polebrook, a makeshift air base carved out of the English countryside a few hours outside of London.
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NEWS
July 19, 1988
The Soviet Union notified Washington that two Soviet teams will inspect U.S. missile sites in Britain to verify terms of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Cmdr. Kendall Pease, spokesman for the U.S. On-Site Inspection Agency, said the Soviet teams will arrive at Greenham-Common Royal Air Force Base north of London today. The only other site in Britain subject to inspection under the treaty is at the Molesworth Royal Air Force Base. Two teams of U.S.
NEWS
March 22, 1990 | United Press International
U.S. military personnel arrested two people who penetrated a U.S. Air Force base Wednesday in southern England and entered the cockpit of a nuclear-capable bomber to smear it with blood in a protest against war, officials said.
NEWS
June 11, 1987 | TYLER MARSHALL, Times Staff Writer
David Alston recalls the day, in the spring of 1944, when the first American bombers arrived, and his 2-year-old son pedaled his tricycle down to the barracks, returning with his face covered with ice cream. The Americans stayed just over a year, with the B-17s and B-24s of the 8th Air Force roaring over the hills of East Anglia on their way to targets in Nazi Germany.
NEWS
February 17, 1991
American bombers and their crews are back--and local businesses in the village of Fairford in the scenic Cotswold Hills of southwestern England are pleased. Despite protests by anti-war groups, villagers have welcomed the return this month of the U.S. Air Force and its B-52 bombers to mount raids on Iraq.
NEWS
February 6, 1991 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first American B-52 strategic bombers arrived in Britain on Tuesday to carry out missions in the Persian Gulf War. At least five of the huge Stratofortresses--officials say 10 to 12 are expected to be based in Britain--flew into the Fairford air base in Gloucestershire, 80 miles west of London, early Tuesday. Although details of when the bombers will be employed in the Gulf War were not released, observers outside the NATO airfield reported seeing U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1991 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Half the world away and 47 years removed from the rural fields and hedgerows of Britain, James A. Myl still thinks of that wind-swept countryside he knew as a young man. "It was always good to see Polebrook when coming back from a mission," he said recently. "It meant we were home safe." Now 68, Myl was only 21 when he flew the B-17 Flying Fortress bomber out of Polebrook, a makeshift air base carved out of the English countryside a few hours outside of London.
NEWS
February 17, 1991
American bombers and their crews are back--and local businesses in the village of Fairford in the scenic Cotswold Hills of southwestern England are pleased. Despite protests by anti-war groups, villagers have welcomed the return this month of the U.S. Air Force and its B-52 bombers to mount raids on Iraq.
NEWS
February 6, 1991 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first American B-52 strategic bombers arrived in Britain on Tuesday to carry out missions in the Persian Gulf War. At least five of the huge Stratofortresses--officials say 10 to 12 are expected to be based in Britain--flew into the Fairford air base in Gloucestershire, 80 miles west of London, early Tuesday. Although details of when the bombers will be employed in the Gulf War were not released, observers outside the NATO airfield reported seeing U.S.
NEWS
March 22, 1990 | United Press International
U.S. military personnel arrested two people who penetrated a U.S. Air Force base Wednesday in southern England and entered the cockpit of a nuclear-capable bomber to smear it with blood in a protest against war, officials said.
NEWS
July 19, 1988
The Soviet Union notified Washington that two Soviet teams will inspect U.S. missile sites in Britain to verify terms of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Cmdr. Kendall Pease, spokesman for the U.S. On-Site Inspection Agency, said the Soviet teams will arrive at Greenham-Common Royal Air Force Base north of London today. The only other site in Britain subject to inspection under the treaty is at the Molesworth Royal Air Force Base. Two teams of U.S.
NEWS
June 9, 1988 | TYLER MARSHALL, Times Staff Writer
Four and a half years after the first American medium-range missiles arrived at this sprawling air base amid violent protest and political nervousness, U.S. military officials are preparing to remove them. The first important step in the process could come as early as next month, with the arrival of Soviet inspection teams. Under the terms of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty completed June 1 in Moscow, which calls for the elimination of all U.S.
NEWS
June 11, 1987 | TYLER MARSHALL, Times Staff Writer
David Alston recalls the day, in the spring of 1944, when the first American bombers arrived, and his 2-year-old son pedaled his tricycle down to the barracks, returning with his face covered with ice cream. The Americans stayed just over a year, with the B-17s and B-24s of the 8th Air Force roaring over the hills of East Anglia on their way to targets in Nazi Germany.
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