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Preferred Citation: [Title], [ID number], Rhode Island State Archives
Collection Material Type: Official Records
Nike-Ajax / Nike -Hercules Missile Sites – Rhode Island
December 5th, 1960 – operational control of two sites located in the town of Foster & Coventry taken from Regular Army as part of Department of Defense policy to transfer all Air Defense Missile Sites to National Guard operation
Became 2nd Missile Battalion, 243rd Artillery, RI National Guard
Fiscal year 1971, marked end of Air Defense units in RI National Guard. June 5th, Nike Site PR 99 located in Slatersville, North Smithfield was deactivated and Battery B, 2nd Missile Battalion (Nike/Hercules), 243rd Artillery, was relieved of its mission as part of Air Defense Task Organization of the United States.
HQ & HQ Battery, Read School House Road, Coventry
Battery A, Dexter & Cranston Street, Cranston Street Armory, Providence
Scope and Contents:Unit reporting of members present or absent during field training exercises, armory drills or special details (National Guard Forms 367, 378, 378d) giving rank, date of enlistment, service #, years of service, station, signature of commanding officer & remarks affecting pay including deductions, stoppage, forfeitures, absence without leave, etc. Includes number of days on duty, amount of State or US pay due & signatures respecting receipt.