Several Army documents have been scanned and placed on line as downloadable PDF files.For example: Survey of Japanese Seacoast Artillery, 1946 by GHQ USAFPAC, Seacoast Artillery Board 160pp. The US Army Military History Institute has placed this valuable and rare document on the web in pdf format, which will allow it to be viewed using the free Adobe Reader. This report by a board of coast artillery officers at the end of the war focuses primarily on the seacoast defenses of the Japanese home islands. It is a very detailed report, with much information not available elsewhere. It is divided in three parts. Parts One and Two cover Japanese army and navy seacoast artillery. Part Three deals with controlled submarine mines. All three sections cover the training, organization, and equipment of these various groups. Tables detail the characteristics of Japanese army and navy seacoast weapons and ammunition, while photos, drawings, and plans illustrate many of the weapons, including the big 41 cm turrets. Maps show the locations of Japanese batteries in the home islands with their fields of fire, and the text provides detailed information on Japanese fire control equipment and methods. Part Three is a detailed look at Japanese controlled mines, including magnetic and acoustic detection equipment.
Presidio of San Francisco, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, National Park Service
Historical Resource Studies
- El Presidio de San Francisco: A History under Spain and Mexico, 1776-1846
- Defender of the Gate: The Presidio of San Francisco, A History from 1846 to 1995
Seacoast Fortifications Preservation Manual addresses the extensive and nationally significant seacoast fortification network in Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Its purpose is to identify specific preservation issues affecting the fortifications; provide technical information about appropriate treatments; and develop a methodology for prioritizing the application of those treatments to the park’s extensive fortification network. Written by a team of five preservation specialists, the manual is organized as sections that discuss the historic significance and preservation rationale for the resource; explain the physical history of the fortifications in order to better understand their evolving nature; and present up-to-date and practical treatment solutions for the many preservation challenges that these fortifications present.
Documents Concerning the American Air Defense Missile Programs and ICBMs
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- US AAA/Missile Defenses 1950-1980
- A section on Nike from U.S. Army Air Defense Digest, 1966. 0.2 MB
- AAA gun site list 1950-1959 by John McGrath 0.1 MB
- NIKE MISSILE SYSTEM & SITE: A Working Bibliography of MHI Sources 0.1 MBBibliography from “Rings of Supersonic Steel” by Mark Morgan and Mark Berhow, 2002. 0.1 MB
- Redstone Arsenal History Office: Missile System Summary on Ajax and Hercules 0.3 MB
- Barnard, Roy S., History of ARADCOM vol. 1 the Gun Era 1950-1954, HQ ARADCOM Historical Project ARAD 5M-I, 1954. 280 MB
- Carlson, Christina M. and Robert Lyon, Last Line of Defense: Nike Missile Sites in Illinois, Denver, CO: National Park Service, Rocky Mountain System Support Office, 1996. 10.1 MB
- Rescanned maps from “Last Line of Defense: Nike Missile Sites in Illinois” 0.1 MB
- Denfeld, Colt, Nike Hercules in Alaska, USACE Alaska District, June 1988 18.1 MB
- Alaska Office of History and Archeology, Site Summit Nike Hercules Installation, Fort Richardson, AK, Anchorage, AK, 1996 7.1 MB
- Department of the Army, Subject: Excess Report, Nike HERCULES site D-FW-20 Terrell, Texas. September 27, 1968. 1.1 MB
- Kelley, Robert L., United States Army, Historical Study No. 4, Army Antiaircraft in Air Defense 1946 to 1954, Colorado Springs, CO: Directorate of Historical Services, Headquarters ADC, 30 June 1954. 25.3 MB
- Lonnquest, John C. and David F. Winkler, To Defend and Deter: The Legacy of the United States Cold War Missile Program, USACERL Special Report 97/01, U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories, Champaign, IL. Rock Island, IL: Defense Publishing Service, November 1996. 69 MB
- Moeller, Stephen P., “Vigilant and Invincible, United States Army Air Defense Command.” Air Defense Artillery HQDA PB 44-95-3, May-June 1995, pp. 2-42. 41 MB
- Shiman, Phillip, Forging the Sword: Defense Production During the Cold War., USACERL Special Report 97/77 July 1997. 9.4 MB
- Walker, James A. Frances Martin, Sharon Watkins, Mark E. Hubbs, and James E. Zielinski. Historic American Engineering Record Documentation for the Stanley R. Mickelson Safeguard Complex (HAER Number ND-9), Volume 1. National Park Service, Washington, D.C., September 1996 99 MB
- Winkler, David F., Searching the Skies: the Legacy of the United States Cold War Defense Radar Program, United States Air Force Combat Command, Langley AFB, VA, US Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories, Champaign, IL, June 1997 25 MB
- Cagle, Mary T., Development, Production, and Deployment of the Nike Ajax Weapon System 1945-1959, Redstone Arsenal, AL: US Army Ordnance Missile Command, 30 June 1959. 14.1 MB
- Cagle, Mary T., History of the Nike Hercules System, Historical Monograph Project Number AMC 75M, Redstone Arsenal, AL: U.S. Army Missile Command, 1972. 251 MB
- Chiles, James R., Ring of Fire, Air and Space, June/July 2005
- Hach, S., Cold War in South Florida, Cultural Resource Study, National Park Service, Southeast Regional Office, Atlanta, GA, Oct 2004
- Hollinger, K., Nike Hercules Operations in Alaska 1959-1979, Conservation Branch, Directorate of Public Works, U.S. Army Garrison in Alaska, July 2004.
- HQ USAF Air Combat Command, A Systematic Study of Air Combat Command, Cold War Culture: Historical Context and Methodology for Assessment, Headquarters, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, 1995
- HQ USAF Air Combat Command, Cold War Infrastructure for Air Defense: The Fighter and Command Mission, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, 1999
- HQ USAF Air Combat Command, Cold War Infrastructure for Air Defense: The Bomber Mission, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, 1999
- Martini, John A. and Stephan A. Haller. What We have We Will Defend, An Interum History and Preservation Plan for Nike Site SF-88L, Fort Barry, California. US Na. Park Serv. Golden Gate Natl. Rec. Area, San Francisco, CA 1998.
- Loop, James W. â€œRandom Thoughts On Nike Sites.â€ Notes for lecture presented at the 10th Annual Meeting of the Coast Defense Study Group, San Diego, CA, August 1992.
- Loop, James W. â€œUnits Assigned to ARAACOM/ARADCOM 1951-1979.â€ San Diego, CA: By author, 26 November 1993-5.
- Collection of documents listing various Nike sites, 1955, 1962, 1975
- Engel, Jeffery A. Missile Plains: Frontline of America’s Cold War, Historic Resource Study, Minuteman Missile Natl. Hist. Site, South Dakota, US Dept. of Interior, Natl. Park Serv. Midwest Regional Office, 2003.
- Neufeld, Jacob. Ballistic Missiles in the United States Air Force 1945-1960. Office of Air Force History, USAF, Washington, DC. 1990.
- Neufeld, Jacob, Bernard A. Schivener, Office of Air Force History, Wash. DC., 2005
- Schaffel, Kenneth, The Emerging Shield: The Air Force and the Evolution of Continental Air Defense, 1945-1960. Washington, D.C.: Office of Air Force History, 1991.
- Kaplan, A.B. and Keyes, G.W., Lowry Area History 29 Sept. 1958-16 Dec. 1961, US Army Corps of Engineers Ballistic Missile Construction Office, 1962
- McMullen, R.F., Chapter Six (Winged Interceptors), History of Air Defense Weapons, ADC Historical Study No. 14, Hist. Div., Office of Information, HQ ADC (no date)
- McMullen, R.F., The Intercepter Force 1962-1964, ADC Historical Study No. 27, Hist. Div., Office of Information, HQ ADC (1964)
- Chun, Clayton K.S., â€œWinged Interceptor: Politics and Strategy in the Development of the BOMARC missile.â€ Air Power History, Winter 1998, pp. 44-59.
- Murphey, Joesph, Supplement to the Reconnaissance Survey of Cold War Properties, McGuire Air Defense Missile Site, New Egypt, New Jersey, McGuire Air Force Base (BOMARC), for United States Air Force Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, United States Air Force Air Mobility Command Cold War Series, Report of Investigations, Number 8-A, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, January 1998.
- Walker, James, Bernstein, Lewis, and Lang, Sharon, Seize the High Ground, The Army in Space and Missile Defense, History Office, USASMDC, 2003
- Missile Defense Agency, Missile Defense Worldwide, Fifth Edition 2008
- Missile Defense Agency, Nike Zeus: America’s First Anti-Ballistic Missile, 2006
- SAC Missile Chronology 1939-1985, Office of the Historian, HqSAC, Offut AFB 1990
- Lowry Area History, 1958-1961 Corp Eng Ballistic Missile Contr Agency
- McMullen, Richard F., The Fighter Interceptor Force, ACD Hist Study No. 27, 1964
- Titan I Site Manufacturing Plan, no date
- IM-99A (BOMARC) Bases Manual, Boeing, no date
- From Snark to Peacekeeper, a Pictoriral History of Stategic Air Command Missiles, Office of the Historian, HqSAC, Offut AFB, 1990
- Nike Missile and Test Equipment, MMS Subcourse 151, US Army MIssile and Munitions Center and School, Redstone Arsenal, 1973
- other info on Nike sites in Detroit and Washington-Baltimore