the Record, 24 October 1968, Subject: UFO Observation, 1. Major General Edward M. Nichols Jr. was vice
commander of the Fifteenth Air Force, one of the Strategic Air Command’s three
numbered Air Force command units with jurisdiction over SAC bases in the
Midwest region. See U.S. Air Force Biographies at: http://www.af.mil/AboutUs/Biographies/Display/tabid/225/Article/106073/major-general-edward-m-nichols-jr.aspx.
Regarding the Fifteenth Air Force, see Archives section: www.minotb52ufo.com/archives.php#15thaf.