ARADCOM

ARADCOM

Detroit - Cleveland

Defense Area


Site D-61 - Romulus/Dearborn


Unit: 6/57 - 9/58, Battery C, 504th USA
9/58 - 2/63, Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 517th USA
1959 - 2/63, HHB, 2nd Battalion 177th MIARNG
2/63 - 6/71, Battery C, 1st Battalion, 177th MIARNG
Activation Date: June 1957
Hercules conversion date: June 1961
De-activation Date: June 1971
IFC Area: West of Middlebelt in line with Goddard Rd, South of the MIANG ramp.
GPS: +42° 00' 19", -83° 21' 25"
Launch Area: On the grounds of Detroit Metro Airport where Merriman and Superior Roads would have intersected had they met.
GPS: +42° 12' 08", -83° 21' 06"
Radar(s): AN/FPS-75
Missiles: 30 Ajax/18 Hercules
Magazine(s): 1 type B, 2 type C
Launchers: 12 Universal
Current Status: The Launcher area was demolished in July 1974 and is now a taxiway.
Comments:

D-61 Launcher Area as it appeared in 1961. THe road to the East is Merriman Rd.

D-61 IFC Area as it appeared in 1961. The area to the North is the Michigan Air National Guard Ramp.

D-61 Launch Area as it appeared in 1967.

D-61 IFC Area as it appeared in 1967.

Memo documenting the personnel assignments for Emergency Equipment Maintenance for all Detroit Nike Sites. Contributed by Linda Klais. 395k

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