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Detroit - Cleveland

Defense Area


Site D-06 - Utica


Unit: 1955 - Sept 1958 - Battery B, 516th USA
Sep 1958 - Feb 1963 - Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 517th USA
Feb 1963 - Apr 1974 - Battery A, 1st Battalion, 177th MIARNG
Activation Date: 1955
Hercules conversion Date April 1961
De-activation Date: April 1974
IFC Area: GPS: +42° 38' 39", -83° 03' 34"
Launcher Area: GPS: +42° 39' 02", -83° 04' 08"
Radar(s): LOPAR
Missiles: 20 Ajax/12 Hercules
Magazine(s): 2 type B
Launchers: 8 Universal
Current Status:
Comments:

D-06 as seen in 1967.

D-06 Launcher Area as seen in 1967. The road to the south is Woodall Rd.

D-06 IFC as seen in 1967. The road to the west is Woodall Rd.

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The IFC area at D06 in 1959. This view is looking NNE across the baseball field. Visable is the Generator building (center), the Interconnecting Corridor (Right center) and the LOPAR radar (far right). Contributed by Jim Rhodes. 148k
Memo documenting the personnel assignments for Emergency Equipment Maintenance for all Detroit Nike Sites. Contributed by Linda Klais. 395k
Michigan Historical Marker placed at the at the site. You can read the complete details at this website. Contributed by Mike Denja. 25k

Formerly Used Defense Sites Public Geographic Information System

Property Name:

NIKE SITE D-06

Latitude: 42° 39' 20" N
Longitude: 83° 4' 21" W
City: ROCHESTER/UTICA 
County: MACOMB 
State: MI 
Corps Geographic Office: Louisville District (LRL) 
Point of Contact: LRL Public Affairs Office 
Public Affairs Office
Phone Number:
502-315-6766 
Status on National
Priorities List:
Not Listed 
EPA Region:
Congressional District: 10 
Restoration Advisory
Board Available:
No 
 
Property Description
Now known as the Rochester-Utica State Recreation Area and the Shadebush Environmental Educational Center. A total of 85.15 acres were acquired by lease (66.52 acres) and easement (18.63 acres) in 1954. The site was acquired for Army use as a Nike battery. 37 structures were built on the site during the period 1955 through 1974. The 66.52 acre portion of the site remained under lease until 1974. The Government conveyed the easement portion of the site to the State of Michigan in June 1976. The entire 85.15 acres of the site became part of the Rochester-Utica State Recreation Area. The missile launch support area and barracks (3.96 acres) was conveyed to the Utica Community School District in 1983 by the State. 
Property History
THE SITE WAS ACQUIRED FROM THE ST OF MI IN 1954 APPROX. 20 STRUC. WERE BUILT BY THE ARMY FROM 1955-1974 FOR USE AS NIKE BATTERY D-06. THE PROPERTY WAS RETURNED TO THE STATE IN 1974-1976.  
Current Ownership Types(s): STATE 
Cost to Complete (thousands): $2722.35 

(Information courtesy of Mike Denja)

Personnel Stationed at D-06

Rank Name Assignment Dates
WO Calvin C. Childers    
  Vernon Fortenberry    
  Jerry George    
CPT R.W. Harris    
  William Hunter    
MSGT Jasper    
  John Ling    
  Salvatore Mazzanoble    
  Santo Mirabile    
  William A. Mitchell    
MSGT Francis A. Mooney    
  Robert C. Nelson    
  Robert N. Nistler    
  John Palmer    
  William Parker    
  Elem  R. Peterson    
  Charles E. Powers    
CPL Roger B. Price Missile Radar Operator 04/54 - 10/55
  Karl Rau    
  Edward B. Rhea    
SP4 James Rhodes IFC Crewman 1958 - 1961
SGT Arthur Rymill    
  Jan L. Scully   1958 - 1961
  Gary  Shaw    
  Robert Williams    

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