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127th Wing Photos

Nike Missile Mission in Detroit

Two U.S. Army officers talk with two soldiers at a Nike missile battery on what was then Selfridge Air Force Base in Harrison Township, Mich. The photo was likely taken some time in the mid-1950s. At the time, three different missile battery locations were operated by the Army at Selfridge. The missiles were considered the last line of defense against a feared attack by Soviet Union bombers during the Cold War. The missiles were in operation from the early 1950s through the early 1970s. Photo courtesy of the Selfridge Air Musuem.

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