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9. NIKE Chicago area

Last modified: 27 Apr 2022, submitted by: Joker
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Country: United States    Region: Illinois

Latitude: 41° 21' 42" N     Longitude: -104° 12' 21" E

Area use / Military Branches: Closed

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The Chicago-Gary air defense area (C).
Fort Sheridan hosted the hq of the 5th Army Air Defense Command.
Other regional command facilities were located at the Museum of Science and Industry, site Orland Park and site Arlington Heights.
Nike Hercules bases remained in operation in northern Indiana, until 1976.
Air-Defense Command Post (ADCP) established at Arlington Heights AI, IL for Nike missile command-and-control.
The site was initially an AN/FSG-l Missile-Master Radar Direction Center, later upgraded to the AN/TSQ-51 "Missile Mentor" solid-state computer system and integrated with the USAF Air Defense Command/NORAD Semi Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) air defense radar network.

Operational sites:
C-03 Montrose. IFC at 4157′51″N 08738′07″W.LA at 4156′18″N 08738′03″W Both no remains
C-32 Porter.
C-40 Burnham Park.
C-41 Jackson Park.
C-44 Wolf Lake.
C-45 Gary Mun Airpt.
C-46 Munster.
C-47 Wheeler.
C-48 Gary.
C-49 / 50 Homewood.
C-51 Alsip.
C-54 Ortland park
C-61 Willowbrook
C-70 Naperville.
C-72 Addison.
C-80 / 81 Arlington Heights
C-84 Palatine
C-92 / 94 Libertyville
C-93 Glencoe.
C-98 Ft Sheridan.

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