Detroit - Cleveland
|Unit:||1955 - 1958, Battery D, 516th USA
1958 - 9/58, Battery D, 18th USA
9/58 - 11/59, Battery D, 4th Battalion, 3rd USA
11/1959 - 2/63, Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 177th MIARNG
|De-activation Date:||February 1963|
|IFC Area:||West of Squirrel Road North of M-59|
GPS: +42° 38' 47", -83° 13' 15"
|Launch Area:||North of M-59 East of I-75
GPS: +42° 38' 35", -83° 14' 01"
|Magazine(s):||1 type B, 2 type C|
|Current Status:||The IFC is gone. All that remains is a road, one small foundation under some trees and a lot of rubble sticking out of the ground. At the Launcher Area, the pits have either been capped or filled in at the elevators. The blast deflection plates still remain along with the mounting points for the rails. All access hatches have been removed and capped with concrete. The Fueling berm is still there along with the fueling pit and winch boom.|
D-97 as it appeared in 1961
D-97 Launcher Area as it appeared in 1961. The road to the south is M-59.
D-97 IFC as it appeared in 1961. The road to the East is Squirrel Road.
The IFC area as it was in 1988. This picture obtained from the Microsoft Terraserver.
This is what the Launcher Area looked like in 1988.
|Memo documenting the personnel assignments for Emergency Equipment Maintenance for all Detroit Nike Sites. Contributed by Linda Klais. 395k|
|Part of the foundation of a small building at the IFC area.|
|Part of the IFC Area, looking north.|
|Another view of the IFC area, looking north.|
|What is left of a building in the IFC Area.|
|This was probably the access road to the IFC.|
|This was the parking area that was in front of the Launcher Area Barracks.|
|The road from the Launcher Barracks to the Launcher Area. To the left at the top of the hill used to be the Assembly and test building.|
|What is left of the Launcher pits.|
|Here you can see some of the Blast Deflectors that remain. The larg grassy area nedt to the 2 deflectors is where the elevator was.|
|Another picture of another former pit.|
|A final picture of the pits.|
|The fueling area complete with come-along boom|
|The foundation of what was probably the paint shed|
Formerly Used Defense Sites Public Geographic Information System
OAKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
|Latitude:||42° 38' 43" N||
|Longitude:||83° 13' 25" W|
|Corps Geographic Office:||Louisville District (LRL)|
|Point of Contact:||LRL Public Affairs Office|
|Public Affairs Office
|Status on National
|NIKE MISSILE BATTERY D-97|
|THIS SITE WAS A FORMER NIKE MISSILE BATTERY|
|Current Ownership Types(s): County|
|Cost to Complete (thousands): $332.83|
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