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Minot AFB played part in Cuban Missile Crisis response

October 21, 2012
By ELOISE OGDEN - Regional Editor ( , Minot Daily News

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE - Retired Air Force Col. Jack Broughton remembers that day 50 years ago when he got a hotline message at Minot Air Force Base ordering him to send four jet fighters with hot nukes to Fargo. There the pilots and planes would be on alert to intercept if any Russian planes should decide to come at the United States over the North Pole.



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