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"If it Flies, It Dies"
The Shelton, CT Nike site was operational from 1957 - March, 1961.
The type of missiles: Nike 2B, 1C.
Nike housing was at 41-19-30 73-10-56.
This Nike facility was manned by Battery A of the 741st Anti-Aircraft Battalion. A supply depot and maintenance shop for the bases was leased by the Army on 25 Brooks Street. On Memorial Day, 1958, the base was named after Lt. Patrick J. Tisi, a Coram Avenue resident killed in 1944 at the Battle of Metz in France.
On Aug. 13, 1959, a short circuit in a Nike Ajax missile at the Mohegan Road Nike Site caused the missile to smoke in the launch pit. Army crews took care of the fire and disarmed the missile while the Huntington Fire Company stood by.
Nike Shelton links:
Entrance to former IFC site on Eagle Dr.