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9. NIKE Baltimore area

Last modified: 27 Apr 2022, submitted by: Joker
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Country: United States    Region: Maryland (DC)

Latitude: 39° 30' 30" N     Longitude: -77° 25' 14" E

Area use / Military Branches: Closed

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The NIKE Baltimore defense and Washington defense areas (BA, W) were integrated in a Maryland DC area.
Many Nike sites were built in Maryland to defend Baltimore and the nation's capital; several also were built in northern Virginia.
Baltimore Area HQ were at Towson, Fort Smallwood, Edgewood Arsenal and Owings Mills.
HQ facilities on the Maryland side of Washington's defenses were lat Fort Meade and Suitland. Ft Meade then hosted HQ 2nd Region, Army Air Defense Command. Air-Defense Command Post (ADCP) W-13DC established at Fort Meade, MD for Nike missile command-and-control. Site was both an AN/FSG-l Missile-Master and later AN/GSG-5(V) BIRDIE Radar Direction Center. W-13DC was the first Missile-Master DC to become operational and later integrated with USAF Air Defense Command/NORAD Semi Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) air defense radar network.

These are the Baltimore defense area sites:
BA-03 Sweetair. IFC at 39 30′ 31″ N, 76 34′ 46″ W (no remains). LA at 39 30′ 59″ N, 76 34′ 11″ W (civ defense facility)
BA-09 Fork. IFC at 39 26′ 55″ N, 76 27′ 41″ W, LA at 39 26′ 49″ N, 76 26′ 52″ W
BA-18 Edgewood. IFC at 39 24′ 55″ N, 76 16′ 22″ W, LA at 39 25′ 27″ N, 76 15′ 58″ W (both army NG)
BA-30 & 31 Chestertwn (double LA). IFC at 39 12′ 49″ N, 76 13′ 54″ W, LA at 39 12′ 14″ N, 76 14′ 12″ W
BA-43 & 44 Jacobville (double LA). IFC at 39 8′ 13″ N, 76 29′ 49″ W, LA at 39 7′ 43″ N, 76 29′ 48″ W
BA-79 & 80 Garanite (double LA). IFC at 39 20′ 45″ N, 76 51′ 23″ W, LA at 39 21′ 19″ N, 76 51′ 2″ W
http://www.airfields-freeman.com/MD/Granite_MD_LS_50s.JPG
BA-92 Cronhardt. IFC at 39 27′ 24″ N, 76 43′ 44″ W, 39 26′ 28″ N, 76 42′ 50″ W










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