ARADCOM

ARADCOM

Detroit - Cleveland

Defense Area


Site CL-67 - Lakefront Airport


Unit: 7/56 - 9/58, Battery C, 351st USA
9/58 - 1/61, Battery C, 1st Battalion, 68th USA
1/61 - 1963, Battery B, 1st Battalion, 137th OHARNG
Activation Date: July 1956
De-activation Date: 1963
IFC Area: 4200 S. Marginal
GPS: 41.52167, -81.66694
Launch Area:

Burke Lakefront airport
GPS: 41.52082, -81.67955

Radar(s): LOPAR
Missiles: 30 Ajax
Magazine(s): 1 type B, 2 type C
Launchers: 12 Ajax
Current Status: The Launcher area was demolished and paved over to form runway 6L. According to the Airport staff, the pits were capped and buried before being paved over.
The IFC now belongs to the City of Cleveland Park Maintenance Department. The address is listed as 1155 E. 40th St.
Comments: Thanks to Tom Page of radomes.org for providing an Aerial photo that located the exact position of the IFC.

CL-67 Launcher Area as it appeared in 2000

CL-67 IFC as it appeared in 2013.


The Launcher area about 1959 or 1960. You can clearly see the Cleveland skyline in the background. It is magazine section "C". Courtesy of Gus Santagata.

The Launch area looking west. This photo was taken during construction of the site. Note the men standing in ranks next to the Assembly and Test building.  Contributed by Dana Ryan and the Burke Lakefront Airport staff.  256k

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The Launch area looking east. This photo was taken during construction of the site. Note that the far left pit is still under construction.Contributed by Dana Ryan and the Burke Lakefront Airport staff. 274k

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View: northeast
Date: September 14, 1959
By: J.H. Doyle

Contributed by Dana Ryan and the Burke Lakefront Airport staff.

View: southwest
Date: September 14, 1959
By: J.H. Doyle

Contributed by Dana Ryan and the Burke Lakefront Airport staff.

View: southwest
Date: September 14, 1959
By: J.H. Doyle

Contributed by Dana Ryan and the Burke Lakefront Airport staff.

View: northeast
Date: September 14, 1959
By: J.H. Doyle

Contributed by Dana Ryan and the Burke Lakefront Airport staff.


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