ARADCOM

ARADCOM

Detroit - Cleveland

Defense Area


Site CL-69 - Lordstown Military Reservation/Fairview Park


Unit: 7/56 - 1957, HHB, 508th USA
7/56 - 9/58, Battery D, 351st USA
9/58 - 8/61, Battery D, 1st Battalion, 68th USA
8/61 - 2/63, Battery C, 3rd Battalion, 65th USA
2/63 - 6/71, Battery C, 1st Battalion, 137th OHARNG
Activation Date: July 1956
Hercules conversion date: November 1958
De-activation Date: June 1971
IFC Area:
Launch Area: GPS: 41.45467, -81.87282
Radar(s): HIPAR
Missiles: 30 Ajax/18 Hercules
Magazine(s): 3 type B
Launchers: 12 Universal
Current Status: Launcher Area is now Tri-City Park
Comments:

CL-69 Launcher Area as seen in 2000


IFC Admin area. On the left of the picture is the ABAR radar antenna. It was there until the HIPAR Hercules conversion. This picture is probably from 1959 or 1960. Courtesy of Gus Santagata.
Launcher Assembly building. To the left is the Site Generator building and commercial power distribution. Courtesy of Gus Santagata.
Warhead building. On the left side of the building you can see 2 sloped concrete dips in the pavement. This is where the actual fueling of the NIKE AJAX missiles was performed. Courtesy of Gus Santagata.
This picture of the IFC area shows the Control Area building with the BC and RC vans attached to the building along with the Generator Building. Courtesy of Gus Santagata.
Sign at entrance to park (former launcher area). Courtesy of Gus Santagata.
Original Exclusion Area fence for gate. Courtesy of Gus Santagata.
Tennis courts built on top of Magazine Pits. Courtesy of Gus Santagata.
Original fence on the access road. Courtesy of Gus Santagata.
Parking area on East side of Magazine Pits. Courtesy of Gus Santagata.
Five foot Berm on East side. Courtesy of Gus Santagata.
Berm seperating the Magazine Pits from the Assembly Building. Courtesy of Gus Santagata.
Original access road to Launching Area from Westwood Drive. Courtesy of Gus Santagata.
More fence. Courtesy of Gus Santagata.
Assembly Building location. Courtesy of Gus Santagata.
Assembly Building berm. Courtesy of Gus Santagata.
View looking south at Magazine Pits. Courtesy of Gus Santagata.
North end of Launching Area fence. Courtesy of Gus Santagata.
North fence with double outer fence still in place. Courtesy of Gus Santagata.
North side, inner fence walk way for guard & dogs. Courtesy of Gus Santagata.


Personnel Stationed at CL-69

Rank Name Assignment Dates
PFC John Middleton Launcher Crewman 10/62 - 1/63

1998 - 20171998 - 2017

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This page was last updated on 02/24/2008.
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