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Missile Officer Hard Hat

1958/1964

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Lt. Robert E. Kutzleb was a missile guidance officer on board the submarine Growler. He wore this hard hat while performing his duties. The primary job of the missile guidance officer was to direct and control missile crews and missile systems. For safety and security reasons, only crew members with specific jobs relating to the Regulus I missile were allowed access to the hangars where the missiles were stored.

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  • Title: Missile Officer Hard Hat
  • Date Created: 1958/1964
  • Historic Owner: Robert E. Kutzleb
  • Credit Line: Collection of Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. In memory of the crew of USS Growler. 00.2011.058.01

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