Detroit - Cleveland
|Unit:||6/57 - 1958, Battery D, 18th USA
1958 - 9/58, Battery D, 516th USA
9/58 - 11/59, Battery D, 3rd Battalion, 517th USA
11/59 - 2/63, Battery D, 2nd Battalion, 177th MIARNG
|Activation Date:||June 1957|
|De-activation Date:||February 1963|
|IFC Area:||North side of Shortcut Road, west of Starville Road.
GPS: +42° 41' 51", -82° 34' 30"
|Launch Area:||South side of Shortcut Road, east of Starville Road.
GPS: +42° 41' 41", -82° 33' 43"
|Magazine(s):||1 type B, 2 type C|
|Comments:||Launcher Area is scheduled to be demolished this year. Corps of Engineers has offered to let me inspect the pits after the water is pumped out before they are destroyed. As of July 8th the IFC except for two bldgs (one I believe to be the radar corridor) and the original flag pole, is completely gone. Someone purchased the property and built a home on it. The two bldgs that remain are way in the back of the site. All radar towers are also gone. The grounds are being prepped for perhaps sod or seeding.|
D-17 as it appeared in 1961.
D-17 Launcher Area as it appeared in 1961.
D-17 IFC as it appeared in 1961.
|Looking North toward the radar towers in 1961. TTR tower is to the left, LOPAR antenna is in the center, MTR to the right. Contributed by Bill Vorgitch. 126k|
|Here's one from the TTR tower, looking South at the mess hall and barracks. Contributed by Bill Vorgitch. 85k|
|Memo documenting the personnel assignments for Emergency Equipment Maintenance for all Detroit Nike Sites. Contributed by Linda Klais. 395k|
Formerly Used Defense Sites Public Geographic Information System
USARC & NIKE D-17L
|Latitude:||42° 40' 58" N||
|Longitude:||82° 33' 55" W|
|Corps Geographic Office:||Louisville District (LRL)|
|Point of Contact:||LRL Public Affairs Office|
|Public Affairs Office
|Status on National
|consisted of 30.89 acres|
|Used as a nike missile battery and later as an Army Reserve Center|
|Current Ownership Types(s): PRIVATE|
|Cost to Complete (thousands): $323.14|
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