B-85 Bedford

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Operational from Nov 1956 - Dec 1961 with missile types: Nike 1B, 2C/30A/12L-A, Ajax only.

off Davis Road 1.4 miles W of Bedford center. From Bedford Center follow Rte 62 west after it splits off from Rtes 4 and 225. Take the first right onto Davis Road. The access road to the site is on the left after Revolutionary Ridge Road.

Launch:  1.5 miles north of IFC off of Carlisle Road in the NW corner of Bedford, 1.7 miles NW of Bedford center. Follow Rte 225 north  after Rtes 4 and 62 split off from it. Site location is on right at Old Causeway Road, current Zoology facility.

Btry D, 605th AAA Missile Battalion (Nike)(Continental)
Apr 56- Dec 56
Btry B, 24th AAA Missile Battalion (Nike)(Continental)
Dec 56- Dec 61

redesignated (Nike Ajax) Apr 58
HHB, 24th AAA Missile Battalion (Nike)(Continental)
Dec 57- Jun 59

above redesignated Nike-Ajax Apr 58
HHB, 3d Missile Battalion (Nike-Ajax), 5th Artillery
Sep 58-Dec 61
above redesignated Nike-Hercules Feb 59




Nike Recollections:

"I was station at bedford, Mass, in until Jan 1957 when I was discharged.  I was originally with Battery B 605 th AAA Gun Bn, from Mar 1955 until sometime in 1956 when I went to Battery B.  The old gunny people went to the NIKE site and joined the men who trained in Texas on the NIKE Ajax eqipment.  I originally was a radar operator in the gun battallion than went to the stock room after we moved to Bedford.  Loved it there.   My name is Richard Prussack..  I would love to talk to some regarding my stay at battery B and also the 605th. 
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