Country: United States Region: Maine
Latitude: 44° 51' 8" N Longitude: 68° 47' 8" E
Area use / Military Branches: Closed
Bangor Maine; former USAF CIM-10 BOMARC nuclear missile site. USAF Air Def Cmd, 30th Air Def Msl Sqn 1959-1965 operating 28x CIM-10 missiles.
Activated 1 June 1959 at Dow AFB, Maine as 30th Air Defense Missile Squadron and it stood alert during the Cold War with nuclear armed CIM-10 BOMARC surface to air missiles. The Dow BOMARC site was the 4th of 14 BOMARC sites to be constructed. The squadron was tied into a Semi-Automatic Ground Environment direction center operated by Bangor Air Defense Sector which used analog computers processing information from ground radars, ships and airborne warning aircraft to process tracking data at the direction center to direct the missile site to engage hostile aircraft. The squadron never upgraded to the "B" model of the BOMARC, but deactivated on 15 December 1964. The BOMARC missile site was located at grid 44°51′11″N 68°47′11″W. Although the site was geographically separated from the main base, it was part of Dow. The site still has its BOMARC missile shelters intact, which are being reused as an industrial park.
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CIM 10 Bomarc http://www.designation-systems.net/dusrm/m-10.html
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