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Carrolton in Isle of Wight County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

People and Places, circa 1957 at N-75L

 
 
People and Places, circa 1957 at N-75L Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
1. People and Places, circa 1957 at N-75L Marker
Inscription. U.S. Army units stationed at N-75L/C

The Army Antiaircraft Command (ARAACOM), with both guns and missiles, was established 1 July 1950. It was re-designated Army Air Defense Command (ARADCOM) on 21 March 1957 after all units were converted to missiles. Under these two Headquarters the following Army Antiaircraft Artillery (AAA) units were stationed here in Carrollton:

D Battery, 56th AAA Regiment March 1955-September 1958.
D Battery, 4th Battalion, 51st Regiment September 1958-July 1960.
A Battery, 4th Battalion, 59th Regiment July 1960-June 1961

 
Location. 36° 57.718′ N, 76° 33.757′ W. Marker is in Carrolton, Virginia, in Isle of Wight County. Marker can be reached from Nike Park Road (Virginia Route 669) 0.1 miles south of Carrollton Court. Click for map. This marker is located in Carrollton Nike Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13036 Nike Park Road, Carrollton VA 23314, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Missile Magazine and Launch Operations (here, next to this marker); 1954 Nike-Ajax Missile Site N-75L (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nike-Ajax Missile Radar Control Site N-75C
Specialist Henry Richter and Sergeant First Class Chinn in the mess hall image. Click for full size.
2. Specialist Henry Richter and Sergeant First Class Chinn in the mess hall
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Josiah Parker (approx. 1.1 miles away); Saint Luke's Church (approx. 2 miles away); St. Lukeís Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Bennís Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Warraskoyack Indians (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Carrolton.
 
More about this marker. On the upper left is a photograph of “Specialist Henry Richter and Sergeant First Class Chinn in the mess hall”.

On the lower left is a photograph of the “Non-Commissioned Officer Wivesí Club”

On the top center is an aerial photograph of the N-75L Nike-Ajax missile site noting the “14 unit military housing area for officers and NCOs to the north and east”.

On the bottom center are photographs of “Missile Launch Specialist Ralph Wilkerson in winter wool uniform on guard with M-1 carbine” and “Wilkerson in summer khaki uniform and combat boots with his 1956 Chevrolet”.

On the lower right is a photograph of a “Sign designating the second unit stationed here”.
 
Also see . . .
Non-Commissioned Officer Wivesí Club image. Click for full size.
3. Non-Commissioned Officer Wivesí Club
Mrs. Harrell A. (Joan) Wilkerson, President
Mrs. Jimmie W. (Joan) Lominac, Vice-President
Mrs. Henry C. (Mary Jane) Richter, Secretary
Mrs. Horace M. (Dorothy) Bearden, Treasurer

1. Nike-Ajax Missile Site N-75. Smithfield & Isle of Wight Convention and Visitors Bureau (Submitted on September 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Nike-Ajax Missile Site N-75. Isle of Wight County (Submitted on September 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. Nike Park and other Nike-Ajax launch locations. South Eastern Virginia Rocketry Association (Submitted on September 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

4. Nike Historical Society. (Submitted on September 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, Cold
 
Aerial photograph of the N-75L missile site image. Click for full size.
4. Aerial photograph of the N-75L missile site
A 14 unit military housing area for officers and NCOs to the north and east still remains.
Missile Launch Specialist Ralph Wilkerson in winter wool uniform on guard with M-1 carbine image. Click for full size.
5. Missile Launch Specialist Ralph Wilkerson in winter wool uniform on guard with M-1 carbine
Wilkerson in summer khaki uniform and combat boots with his 1956 Chevrolet image. Click for full size.
6. Wilkerson in summer khaki uniform and combat boots with his 1956 Chevrolet
Sign designating the second unit stationed here image. Click for full size.
7. Sign designating the second unit stationed here
"D" Battery, 4th Missile Battalion, 51st Artillery
N-75L markers at Carrollton Nike Park image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
8. N-75L markers at Carrollton Nike Park
The sites of the N-75L fueling pad and underground missile magazines are in the distance.
N-75L Barracks image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
9. N-75L Barracks
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 654 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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