D-87  LbNA # 48324

OwnerThe 5Ms    
Placed DateJun 21 2009
Location???, MI
Found By ???
Last Found Jun 9 2010
Hike Distance?



Detroit - Cleveland

Defense Area


Site D-87

Unit: 1/55 - 6/57, Battery D, 504th USA
6/57 - 9/58, Battery C 18th USA
9/58 - 12/60, Battery C, 4th Battalion, 3rd USA
12/60- 9/72, Battery C, 3rd Batallion, 517th USA
9/72 - 4/74, Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 3rd USA
Activation Date: January 1955
Hercules Conversion Date August 1959
De-activation Date: November 1974
IFC Area: Launch Area:
Radar(s): HIPAR, SMFU
Missiles: 30 Ajax/18 Hercules
Magazine(s): 1 type B, 2 type C
Launchers: 12 Universal (10 converted to Hercules)
Current Status: The Launcher Area was demolished around 1994. All that remains are a few building foundations including the Assembly & Test building foundation, some asphalt road, and some concrete sidewalks. The area is controlled by the Michigan DNR. The IFC is almost intact - minus the radars. It is also owned by the Michigan DNR. It is being used as a Day Camp for children. The HIPAR equipment building (with HIPAR platform foundation), Generator building, Barracks, Admin building, Guard Shack, and Helo pad still remain.


Park by the IFC where the youth camp used to be. Take the old road (Path) to the east. Walk to a large open field and continue between two oak soldiers at attention. Take the sidewalk to the left and find the old road. Turn left and find the helicopter pad. Stand on the "H" and make it an "I" with the open field at your back. Walk foreward unitl the pavement ends. Find the evergreen at 30 degrees, at its base is the prize you seek.