Air Force Bases

Nike Missile Locations Indiana

StateSite NameMissile TypeDefense AreaSite LocService DatesControl site condition/ownerLaunch Site condition/owner
INC-32Nike 3B/12H, 20A/12L-UChicago - GaryPorter/ Chester1957 - Apr 1974Intact, HQ Indiana Dunes National Lake ShoreIntact, Private ownership
CD-63Nike 3D/18H/12L-UCincinnati - DaytonDillsboro (SE)Mar 1960 - Mar 1970FDSIntact, Private ownership, home
C-45Nike 2B/20A/8L-AChicago - GaryGary Municipal Airport1957 - June 1960Partially Intact, Thought to remain under DOD controlObliterated, Lake County, vacant, former Civil Defense site
C-47Nike 1B, 1C/12H, 20A/12L-U, (8L-H)Chicago - GaryHobart/Wheeler1956 - Mar 1974Private ownershipPortage Township School Corporation
C-46Nike 1B, 1C/12H, 20A/12L-U, (8L-H)Chicago - GaryMunster1957 - Sep 1974UnknownPartially Intact, Private ownership
C-48Nike 2B/20A/8L-AChicago - GarySouth Gary1957 - June 1960FDSFDS

Note that there are additional sites that covered the Gary area in Illinois.
Note that there are additional sites that covered the Cincinnati-Dayton area in Ohio.

Nike Missile Type Key

Missile Storage: C=Ajax only, original design B=Ajax or Hercules, some modifications were required for the elevator to handle the Hercules launcher. D= Either, increaed access room in the magazine
Missile Launcher: A=Ajax AA=Double Ajax launchers AG=Above Ground H=Hecrules L=Launcher K=Unoffical designation for Alaskan above ground launchers U=Uniersal launcher UA=1/2 Universal and 1/2 Ajax launchers UU=Double Univeral launchers
Note: Launchers converted to Hercules are given in paraenthesis, e.g. (8L-H)

This data is from the book To Defend and Deter: The Legacy of the United States Cold War Missile Program