Cold War: L.A. brings together many historical aspects surrounding the Cold War period. Focusing on the Los Angeles area, the Cold War: L.A. web site looks at civil defense sirens, missile sites, and more. Also included is a timeline on special events and topics that were affected by Cold War politics.
From WGRZ-TV (Western New York): A municipal storage site in Amherst, a private business in Cambria, some town facilities in Lancaster, a senior center on Grand Island...and an empty field in Orchard Park. All these places are connected through a portal, which opens to a chapter in American history...down darkened steps...past heavy rusted doors...beyond the bunks still fastened to thick concrete walls, where our defenders once slept.
David Procuniar’s Nike Hercules LA-94 website. He has many photos of those who served with him from 1965 to Jan 1968.
(Aug. 10, 2012) Christopher Bright writes: NIKE veterans and others may wish to know that my book about the development history and deployment of the NIKE and other nuclear air defense arms has just been released in paperback. At $28 this edition of Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era: Nuclear Antiaircraft Arms and the Cold War is much more affordable than the hardback edition the publisher issued in 2010.
Web site of the original Charlie Battery, 3rd Missile Battalion, 71st Artillery Nike Ajax and Nike Hercules Guided Missile Base. This is the original Charlie Battery Nike Site created in Circa 1957 - 1958.
The US Army Center of Military History has published History of Strategic Air and Ballistic Missile Defense, Volumes 1 and 2
Nike Site Summit is an abandoned Nike Hercules missile site, located on the eastern edge of Fort Richardson adjacent to Chugach State Park and the Arctic Valley Ski Area.
In 2009, the U.S. Army, the National Park Service, State of Alaska, and local preservation groups reached an agreement that preserves most of Nike Site Summit and will allow guided tours. Friends of Nike Site Summit will begin restoration efforts in early summer 2010.
Site for Nike Hercules missile solders who served in Dichtelbach, Germany.
Many people know that Connecticut was home to twelve Nike Missile sites back in the fifties and sixties, but very few people realize that by the end of the sixties some of these sites housed missiles with nuclear warheads on them! John Ramsey's web pages document Connecticut’s Nike Sites.
The NATO Nike Base Passo Coe - Monte Torarica (1966-1977) was one of twelve Italian Air Force missile bases in northern Italy defending southern Europe. The city of Folgaria has preserved the Alpha Battery Launching Area as a memorial park. A Battery Control van, a Launch Control trailer, and a Missile Tracking Radar are included in the park.
An article by Colonel Stephen Moeller, first published in ADA Magazine. This is the history of the United States Army Air Defense Command (ARADCOM) and its role in protecting the continental United States during the Cold War. It provides excellent information on the Nike Ajax, Nike Hercules, Nike Zeus and Anti-Ballistic Missile weapons and systems.
Rings of Supersonic Steel: history of United States continental air defense during the Cold War. Provides detailed information about each Nike missile site in the United States (including Hawaii and Alaska) and Greenland plus a general history on the Nike missile system and several competitors.
The Last Missile Site: Go inside a Nike missile site! View the inner workings and relive the day-to-day operations. Told through the eyes of the men and women who stood ready at Site SF-88, THE LAST MISSILE SITE paints a vivid picture of the around-the-clock military mission that protected our nation from aerial attack during the tensest years of the Cold War.
Nike Ajax and Nike Hercules Ordnance Support units. Click to this site to see Nike pictures, Nike stories and a "find them" roster of former Ordnance Support unit personnel.
A site developed by a member of the Belgian 13th Missile Wing, which is at majority, a French-speaking wing. An association was created in 1989 by Major Jean-Marie DE BLENDE.
Ed Thelen's site presents a great deal of Nike Hercules historical, technical and operational information and provides extensive links to Nike related books, documents, museums and to other Nike related web sites. This site also provides a photographic tour of Nike site SF-88 (being restored), location and status of Nike sites, and a List of Nike People, some on-line documents, a bulletin board, a search, a Photo Exchange, an FAQ, and a variety of other features.
US Army Nike AA Missile Base Bristol, Rhode Island, a great history of a Rhode Island site.
E Battery 4th of the 44th, then 2nd of the 44th, Kimje Korea. How it was then and how it is now. Part of the 38th Artillery Brigade in Korea. Better known today as a United Nations Peace Keeping Force. Where 13 months seemed like a lifetime, especially after the Pueblo was captured!
2nd Missile Battalion 71st Artillery deployed to Taiwan from 1958 - 1959
Nike Battery PH-32 in Marlton NJ. "A piece of Cold War history in Evesham's backyard."
Missile Site C-41, Promontory Point Jackson Park Chicago "Chicago has become the best defended city in the Middle West against enemy air-to-ground attacks."
Nike Missile Sites of the San Francisco Bay Area. As they are now. By Jef Poskanzer.
This is a link to the National Cold War Museuem
Fort MacArthur Museum. Nike Missile Sites in the Los Angeles area.
Granite Historical Society. Granite Nike Missile Base BA-79.
The Safeguard Anti Ballistic Missile System. This system was the replacement for the Nike System. It was activated and deactivated in a matter of months due to the ABM Treaty.
Europe Defense Veterans of America. An honor association of veterans who defended Europe during the Cold War. Point of interest for all the Nike Vets who served in Europe or were assigned under NATO.
A very comprehensive look at Nike sites in Alaska. Site Point Alaska.
Fort Bliss Texas: the Army Air Defense Training Center. Who can forget the radar park where the 16C's were trained and weeded out! On the day you graduated from AIT hearing those immortal words, "you might as well forget what you have learned here since it's all going to be different when you get on site." You were told that you were the "best of the best", and probably so! For all you young men and women out there thinking of going into the military, think of air defense, that is, if you're good enough!
White Sands Missile Range is an important link to this website. It's the test stand where the weapons proved their salt.
The Cold War Veteran's Association's web page.
Welcome to 'B' battery, 4th Missile Battalion, 61st Artillery, Byron, Georgia: Robins Air Force Base SAC Defense.
Fantastic link. Nike radar systems used at Area 51 by the CIA
Epiphany A book written by Gary Stephens, Nike Veteran and Nike Historical Society member. Restoration of a Nike Missile Site to shoot down astroids.
Site Tare or A-2-562 was one of 5 Nike Hercules Batteries that surrounded the Fairbanks/Eielson AFB.
Homestead Florida Defense - New and developing site
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