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Nike US 1/67 Griesheim

Last modified: 19 Oct 2018, submitted by: Joker
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Country: Germany    Region: HS

Locale: Griesheim

Latitude: 49° 51' 10" N     Longitude: 8° 35' 32" E

Area use / Military Branches: Closed

   
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Griesheim (a.k.a. Darmstadt) Army Airfield. 1958 under control US Army V Corps Artillery. Aviation units of V Corps and 7th Army also use the airfield. Fixed units: Btry F, 26th Arty (V Corps artillery aviation battery); 4th Platoon, 421st Medevac Coy and Air Section, HQ 10th Arty Grp. Airfield closure 1992.

South of former runway the 3 launcher sections of former US Army Nike Ajax Alpha battery, 1st Msl Btn, 67th Air Def Arty, 94th Arty Bde are still visible. This was a conventional armed missile site which deactivated 1969.

North of the former runway the Echelon radomes are visible. This unit relocated in 2004 from Bad Aibling.

94th Arty web http://www.usarpac.army.mil/94AAMDC/history.html
German info http://www.bimbel.de/artikel/artikel-4.html

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