Ida Grove in Ida County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
CGM-13B Mace Missile
United States Air Force
is a container-launched
tactical surface-to-surface missile.
Development began in 1954 with the
first launch in 1956.
Launched from a mobile trailer or
hardened bunker, it used a solid fuel
booster rocket for initial acceleration and
an Allison J33 turbojet for flight.
Deployment began in 1959;
service continued 'til early 1970s
- with conventional or nuclear warheads.
Max speed: 650 mph *Range: 1,400 miles
(Property of the U.S. Air Force)
Location. 42° 21.098′ N, 95° 28.407′ W. Marker is in Ida Grove, Iowa, in Ida County. Marker is on U.S. 59 0.1 miles west of Ida Grove Dr. Touch for map. Marker is located in Cobb Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Ida Grove IA 51445, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. USS Stark Anchor (a few steps from this marker); AH-1 Cobra Helicopter (a few steps from this marker); Ida County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker).
Categories. • Military •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 27, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 83 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 27, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.