Air Force Bases

Nile Missile Locations Michigane

StateSite NameMissile TypeDefense AreaSite LocService DatesControl site condition/ownerLaunch Site condition/owner
MID-17Nike 1B, 2C/30A/12L-ADetroitAlgonac/ Marine City1957 - Feb 1963Private ownershipPrivate ownership
D-97Nike 1B, 2C/30A/12L-ADetroitAuburn Heights1955 - Feb 1963Obliterated, Oakland Community CollegeObliterated, Oakland Community College
D-26Nike 2B, 2C/12H, 20A/12L-UA, (8L-H)DetroitBelle Isle1955 - Nov 1968Obliterated, City of DetroitObliterated, City of Detroit
D-57/58Nike Carlton: 3B/20A/12L-A Newport: 3B/18H, 30A/12L-UADetroitCarleton/ Newport (shared double launch, separate control sites)1955 - Apr 1974FDSFDS
D-87Nike 1B, 2C/18H, 30A/12L-U, (10L-H)DetroitCommerce/ Union Lake1955 - Apr 1974FDS
D-23Nike 2B/20A/8L-ADetroitDetroit City Airport1955 - Dec 1960Obliterated, City of DetroitObliterated, City of Detroit
D-86Nike 1B, 2C/30A/12L-ADetroitFranklin/ Bingham1957 - Feb 1963Partially Intact, State of MichiganObliterated, State of Michigan
D-51Nike 1B, 2C/20A/8L-ADetroitGross Isle1955 - Feb 1963FDSFDS
D-69Nike 2B/20A/8L-ADetroitRiver Rouge Park1956 - Feb 1963Partially Intact, City of DetroitObliterated, City of Detroit
D-54Nike 4B, 2C/30A/24L-AADetroitRiverview/ Wyandotte (dual site)1955 - Feb 1963FDSFDS
D-61Nike 1B, 2C/18H, 30A/12L-UADetroitRomulus/ Dearborn1957 - Jun 1971FDSFDS
D-14Nike 2B/20A/8L-ADetroitSelfridge AFB1955 - Feb 1963Partially Intact, Army Engineering Support BuildingsObliterated, Army Tank Automotive Command
D-16Nike 2B/12H, 20A/8L-UDetroitSelfridge AFB1955 - Jun 1971Partially Intact, Army Engineering Support BuildingsObliterated, Army Tank Automotive Command
D-06Nike 2B/12H, 20A/8L-UDetroitUtica1955 - Apr 1974FDSFDS

Nike Missile Type Key

Missile Storage: C=Ajax only, original design B=Ajax or Hercules, some modifications were required for the elevator to handle the Hercules launcher. D= Either, increaed access room in the magazine
Missile Launcher: A=Ajax AA=Double Ajax launchers AG=Above Ground H=Hecrules L=Launcher K=Unoffical designation for Alaskan above ground launchers U=Uniersal launcher UA=1/2 Universal and 1/2 Ajax launchers UU=Double Univeral launchers
Note: Launchers converted to Hercules are given in paraenthesis, e.g. (8L-H)

This data is from the book To Defend and Deter: The Legacy of the United States Cold War Missile Program