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Charlie Battery - Kleingartach/Hardheim

23 Year Odyssey in Rural Germany - 1959 - 1983



- Web Link Click Here -Delta Battery - 2nd Missile Battalion, 1st Artillery - 32nd ADCOM

As part of USAREUR and Seventh U.S. Army, it maintained a constant watch over West Germany in support of NATO. In November 1975, Headquarters Battery, 32d AADCOM moved from Kapaun Barracks in Kaiserslautern to Cambrai-Fritsch Kaserne in Darmstadt, Germany.




- Web Link Click Here -Nike Ajax And Hercules Missile Sites of Connecticut

Welcome to coldwar-ct.com, a site dedicated to preserving Connecticut's cold war history. At the top of this page you will find links to pages on Cold War related Business and Industry, Civil Defense, Military Bases and Telecommunications. Initially our emphasis will be on facilities, manufacturing plants, shelters and systems involved in supporting the Cold War effort in the CT area.




- Web Link Click Here -Massachusetts Cold War Nike Sites

A site dedicated to preserving the cold war history of Massachusetts. At the left of this page you will find links to pages on Cold War related Business and Industry, Civil Defense, Government Facilities, Military Facilities, Reactors and Telecommunications.

Initially our emphasis will be on facilities, manufacturing plants, shelters and system involved in supporting the Cold War effort in the MA area but be sure to check out our “Nearby Facilities” page for similar facilities elsewhere in Southern New England. Please take a minute to sign our Guest book.




- Web Link Click Here -Christopher Bright’s Cold War Book

Continental Defense In The Eisenhower Era: Nuclear Antiaircraft Arms and the Cold War

This book tells the interesting and little known story of the thousands of nuclear antiaircraft weapons which were deployed in more than one hundreds locations around cities and defense installations in the United States during most of the Cold War. Beginning in Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidency, these Army Nike-Hercules missiles, Air Force Genie rockets, and BOMARC and Falcon missiles were meant to destroy Soviet planes over (or near) U.S. airspace before they attacked America with atomic bombs.

Based upon once-secret government documents (including some declassified especially for this study) from the White House, Pentagon, and elsewhere, Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era reveals that: the existence of these arms was well known to the American public, and they were widely accepted;military officers had the authority to use them in certain circumstances without further approval;... etc...




- Web Link Click Here -Welcome to SF-88!

An educational Cold War museum in the heart of Golden Gate National Recreation Area

During the tense years from 1953 to 1979, the United States Army built and operated a total of 280 Nike missile firing batteries in the United States. These missile sites were emplaced as the last line of defense against Soviet bombers. Today, a dedicated group of volunteers works in partnership with the Golden Gate National Recreation Area on the continuous task of restoration at site SF-88, which has been turned into a museum. This valuable historical resource is the only restored Nike missile site in the entire country. It's a great chance for you to see the tools of the Cold War up close.

You can visit SF-88 during the week, Wednesday through Friday, 12:30 to 3:30. A guided walk begins from the Testing and Assembly Building every hour, with the last tour leaving at 3 p.m. On the guided walk you will be able to see the tools of the Cold War up close, and it includes an amazing trip down the missile elevator into the underground storage area.

On the first Saturday of every month we hold an open house, where docents-some of them Nike veterans-tell stories about real life experience at Nike missile sites.