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Raco Army Air Field and the CIM-10 BOMARC

Introduction: August 6th and 9th of 1945 marked a turning in World War II, and while Japan’s official surrender would not be for nearly a month later the very nature of warfare had changed. Nearly four years after the bombings Hiroshima and…

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Nike Missile Defense System, Site D-06

The Utica Nike Missile Defense site D-06 was part of the most important defense network in America. That network of Nike Missile ranges was tasked with the protection of the Detroit area from Soviet planes carrying nuclear weapons. This article…

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Riverview, MI Nike Missile Base

Diversion of Soviet planes carrying nuclear bombs was the purpose of the 275 Nike Missile bases in the U.S. (Nike Historical Society 2016, pg 1). Introduction of nuclear bombs created the need for air defense during the Cold War, because…

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M4 Sherman Tank

This is an in-depth look at the M4 Sherman tank. The original propose of this article was to take a look into the history of the M4 Sherman tank located in Tomahawk, WI. However, after researching and contacting the Tomahawk…

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M10 Sherman at Fisher Body Plant 21

During World War II the Allied forces needed a new kind of vehicle that could in essence stop German tanks from pushing through the anti-tank guns. This lead to General Motors ramp up production at the Fisher Body Plant in…

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Red Lake Peatland Atomic Fuse Test

During the Cold War, development of the atomic bombs took place in the deserts of the southwestern United States. These areas provided vast, unpopulated areas to safely test weapons of mass destruction, but they didn’t represent the climate of the…

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The Production of the M18 Hellcat and its Vitality to the War

Introduction Around the advent of World War 2 the United States was claimed a manufacturing superpower. This young nation was ready to prove the claims as the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor drew it into the war. The country would…

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Germfask MI, M47 Patton

In Germfask Michigan there is a tank on the side of the road.  It is part of a monument in honor of Edward James Doran who served in WWII.  The tank itself is a M47 Patton, which was designed for…

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Saginaw Gun Plant M1 Carbine Production

In World War Two the United States Military saw the benefit for a carbine in its ranks to better suit the needs of troops. This led to the adoption of the M1 Carbine that was produced in part by the Saginaw…

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Detroit Arsenal Patton Tank

  In 1940 the United States realized that they needed a armored division separate from the infantry so they decided to build the Detroit Tank Arsenal Plant in the winter of 1940 to 1941. This gigantic structure was 5 city blocks…

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