Hackensack in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Lark Anti-aircraft Missile
The Lark Anti-aircraft Missile Program began in late 1944, when the U.S. Navy needed a new weapon against the ever more serious Japanese suicide-bomber (Kamikaze) threat. In January 1945, a Lark configuration had been established and requirements included ship defence against Kamikaze attack, reconnaissance aircraft and enemy aircraft launching standoff weapons.
The Lark was propelled by a Reaction Motors LR2-RM-2 two-chamber liquid-propellant rocket engine and used two solid-fueled rocket boosters for take-off. It was armed with a 45 kg (100 lb) high-explosive warhead which was detonated by a radar proximity fuse.
Location. 40° 52.835′ N, 74° 2.397′ W. Marker is in Hackensack, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of River Street and Bridge Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located at the New Jersey Naval Museum on the Hackensack River. Marker is at or near this postal address: 78 River Street, Hackensack NJ 07601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Polaris A-1 Missle (here, next to this marker); Regulus I SSM-N-8 (here, next to this marker); Terrier SAM-N-7 (a few steps from this USS Gudgeon (SS-211) (within shouting distance of this marker); Underwater MK16 Mine (within shouting distance of this marker); Talos SAM-N-6 (within shouting distance of this marker); Seehund (within shouting distance of this marker); Submariners Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Hackensack.
Also see . . . New Jersey Naval Museum. (Submitted on April 16, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 413 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.