Coastal Defenses - Nike Sites
The Golden Gate National Recreation Area has several sites where the Cold War Nike anti-aircraft missiles were stationed: SF-51, SF-59, SF-87, SF-77, and SF-91. SF-88, at Fort Barry, is the only semi-restored Nike missile site in the United States.
MPs with dogs at Nike Site, Fort Barry, SF-88, c. 1970. “L to R: 1) Randy Arnett and Brandy (dog), 2) ? and Sigmund, 3) ? and 4) Chuck Dyson and Baron”
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Chuck Dyson with attack dog and Nike missile, SF-88, Fort Barry, 1970.
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“Hill 88 radar control for Nike missile base at Fort Cronkhite,” 1961.
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Col. Susan Cheney with Nike missile and ranger John Martini. “Last XO of site, 1974," SF-88, Fort Barry.
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“Nike Hercules section control” 1959 Part of the “Components of the Nike Hercules System Prepared by Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc.” Not Nike-specific to GOGA.
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“Nike Hercules battery control trailer” 1959. Part of the “Components of the Nike Hercules System Prepared by Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc”
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Maj. General Hobart Hewett asks about the Nike missile from Lt. Colonel Burket, Commanding Officers of the 9th AAA Missile Battalion and element of the 30th AAA Group Commanded by PH Wollaston, Fort Barry, Oct. 28, 1954.
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Military group touring the Fort Barry Nike Site, c 1954-1957.
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Nike-Ajax Missile Field Emplacements near building T111 at Fort Cronkhite, c1954-1955.
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Aerial View of Fort Scoot in the Presidio with two missiles out front of the Headquarters building, c1950-60s.
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Angel Island's Nike-Ajax Missiles, SF-91, c1950s. Picture is taken facing the East Bay.
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Fort Barry's Nike site, SF-88 with 4 missiles, c1960.
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Three soldiers in hazardous material suits at SF-87, Fort Cronkhite's Nike Site, c1960.
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General Earle E. Partridge, Commanding General, Continental Air Defense Command, and party, leaving HQ 30th AAA Group during visit to AA Defense of San Francisco. February 25, 1956. The building also was previously the old post hospital.
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Caption states: "'Jet' and his handler, Pfc. Erasmo Renteria on sentry duty at the Nike-Hercules site of Battery A, 2nd Missile, Bn, 51st Arty. It is their duty to make sure no intruder infiltrates the site. March 22, 1959."
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Credit: GGNRA, Park Archives, GOGA 18483-007
Sgt. with guard dog in front of Nike Hercules missile, Fort Barry, c. 1970-71.
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Credit: GGNRA, Park Archives, GOGA 18513-001
Fort Barry, Site 88L. NIKE- Ajax missiles section A & B, 1957
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Credit: GGNRA, Park Archives, GOGA 18513-002
Fort Barry, Site 88L. NIKE- Ajax missiles section A & B 1957
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Credit: GGNRA, Park Archives, GOGA 18519-001
Dog and handler at Fort Cronkhite, c. 1916
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Credit: GGNRA, Park Archives, GOGA 19194 006
Soldiers and commanding officers stand around the Nike Hercules battery sign.
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