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Miami Area and South Florida MISSILE BASES Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view


South Florida was home to a number of U. S. Army missile bases, with four Nike Hercules bases, from 1962 to 1979 and a large number of residents living here never knew that they lived so close to nuclear tipped air defense missiles. Thank you to all who served protecting South Florida from possible airborne attacks by aircraft and missiles. South Florida's U. S. Army Nike and Hawk missile bases provided a deterrent against an easy attack on our populated areas and not too many regular folks even knew about the possible deadly situation we were in.

Thank you to Charles D. Carter, originally from Miami and stationed with the U. S. Army at HM01 at the original missile site east of Red Road and north of NW 183rd Street in the early 60's, for providing virtually all the information on the missile launch areas and Integrated Fire Control (IFC) sites and many of the photos. Charles Carter can be contacted at Charles@Nike252.org and you can view his Nike website at http://www.Nike252.org

A roster of most of the U. S. Army servicemen who served at our South Florida missile bases is at:
http://www.nps.gov/ever/historyculture/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&PageID=339481


Early 1960's - Battery D Nike Hercules missiles in west Kendall near current site of Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport
Early 1960's - Battery D Nike Hercules missiles in west Kendall near current site of Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport
Early 1960's - Battery D Nike Hercules missiles in west Kendall near current site of Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport
Early 1960's - Battery D Nike Hercules missiles in west Kendall near current site of Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport
1962 - President John F. Kennedy and the troops assigned to the South Florida missile launching areas
1962 - President John F. Kennedy and the troops assigned to the South Florida missile launching areas
1970 - U. S. Army C Battery HM03 Nike Hercules Air Defense Missile Sites in Northwest Dade and Southwest Broward Counties
1970 - U. S. Army C Battery HM03 Nike Hercules Air Defense Missile Sites in Northwest Dade and Southwest Broward Counties
1970 - U. S. Army C Battery HM03 Nike Hercules Air Defense Missile Sites in Northwest Dade and Southwest Broward Counties
1970 - U. S. Army C Battery HM03 Nike Hercules Air Defense Missile Sites in Northwest Dade and Southwest Broward Counties
1970  - U. S. Army C Battery HM03 Nike Hercules Air Defense Missile Site on the Dade County / Broward county line
1970 - U. S. Army C Battery HM03 Nike Hercules Air Defense Missile Site on the Dade County / Broward county line
1974 - U. S. Army HAWK missle set up at an air show at Naval Air Station Key West
1974 - U. S. Army HAWK missle set up at an air show at Naval Air Station Key West
2004 - a diagram of the former U. S. Army C Battery HM-03 Nike Hercules missile launch site in Southwest Broward
2004 - a diagram of the former U. S. Army C Battery HM-03 Nike Hercules missile launch site in Southwest Broward
2009 - former U. S. Army Battery C HM-03 Nike Hercules Air Defense Missile Launch Site in Miramar
2009 - former U. S. Army Battery C HM-03 Nike Hercules Air Defense Missile Launch Site in Miramar
2009 - a Google Earth image showing all the former Army missile sites in Dade County starting in 1962
2009 - a Google Earth image showing all the former Army missile sites in Dade County starting in 1962
1965 to 1979 - U. S. Army Battery HM03 Nike Hercules Air Defense Missile Launch Site on the Dade/Broward county line
1965 to 1979 - U. S. Army Battery HM03 Nike Hercules Air Defense Missile Launch Site on the Dade/Broward county line
1965 to 1979 - closeup of U. S. Army Battery HM03 Nike Hercules Air Defense Missile Launch Site on the Dade/Broward county line
1965 to 1979 - closeup of U. S. Army Battery HM03 Nike Hercules Air Defense Missile Launch Site on the Dade/Broward county line
1960's - a Nike Hercules transport truck getting fueled at a Cities Service gas station on Bird Road in Dade County
1960's - a Nike Hercules transport truck getting fueled at a Cities Service gas station on Bird Road in Dade County
September 2010 - Charles D. Carter at the Navy & Marine Reserve Center, former site of the IFC for the Army's Nike missile base
September 2010 - Charles D. Carter at the Navy & Marine Reserve Center, former site of the IFC for the Army's Nike missile base
2011 - Google Earth view of the former Nike missile launch sites in NW Dade and SW Broward counties
2011 - Google Earth view of the former Nike missile launch sites in NW Dade and SW Broward counties
2012 - History Miami's Cuban Missile Crisis announcement for Sunday, October 21, 2012
2012 - History Miami's Cuban Missile Crisis announcement for Sunday, October 21, 2012
2012 - Nike Hercules restored by the staff and students at George T. Baker Aviation School for display at Everglades Nat. Park
2012 - Nike Hercules restored by the staff and students at George T. Baker Aviation School for display at Everglades Nat. Park
2012 - Dan Kimball, Superintendent of Everglades National Park, and Charles Carter at reunion weekend for the missile veterans
2012 - Dan Kimball, Superintendent of Everglades National Park, and Charles Carter at reunion weekend for the missile veterans
2012 - restored Nike Hercules missile in barn #3 at the former Nike Hercules site HM-69 in Everglades National Park
2012 - restored Nike Hercules missile in barn #3 at the former Nike Hercules site HM-69 in Everglades National Park
2012 - restored Nike Hercules missile in barn #3 at the former Nike Hercules site HM-69 in Everglades National Park
2012 - restored Nike Hercules missile in barn #3 at the former Nike Hercules site HM-69 in Everglades National Park
2012 - restored Nike Hercules missile in barn #3 at the former Nike Hercules site HM-69 in Everglades National Park
2012 - restored Nike Hercules missile in barn #3 at the former Nike Hercules site HM-69 in Everglades National Park