U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fallout Shelter Photographs
The photos in this section were taken by USACE photographers during 1967 and
May 1968 in four states, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska, located in what
was then Civil Defense Region 6 (this region is now known as FEMA Region 7). These
photos are great documentation of the Fallout Shelter Program at the height of
the Cold War. I believe that these images really convey the size and scope of
the Fallout Shelter program. While viewing these photos one can imagine the huge
effort it must have taken to survey, mark and stock just the shelters documented
in these photos. Imagine what it took to do this with thousands of shelters all
across the United States. These photos were saved from going into the trash by
Bob Franke who works for FEMA. He loaned me the photos in late 2000 so I could
scan them for the site. What a fantastic find! Thanks Bob!!! And thanks
to the USACE for granting permission to use the photos on the site.
Just click on the area of the image, or links below to view the associated pages of photos.