Ida Grove in Ida County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
CGM-13B Mace Missile
United States Air Force
The CGM-13 Mace 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
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • War, Korean. A significant historical year for this entry is 1954.
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. Marker is located in Cobb Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ida Grove IA 51445, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. USS Stark Anchor (a few steps from this marker); AH-1 Cobra Helicopter (a few steps from this marker); Ida County Veterans Memorial Holstein Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.2 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 327 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 27, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.