This short paper argues that one of the problems, and perhaps the main one, constraining a high level of air and ground alert for Strategic Air Command B-52s is a shortage of aircrews. The paper explores how the use of hardened shelters for crews might help get more hours on alert from existing crews.
Levine, Robert A., Hard Homes for Heavy-Bomber Crews. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 1959. https://www.rand.org/pubs/documents/D6744.html.
Levine, Robert A., Hard Homes for Heavy-Bomber Crews, Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation, D-6744-PR, 1959. As of November 16, 2021: https://www.rand.org/pubs/documents/D6744.html