Important Announcement

We would like to thank our loyal fellow members of the Nike Historical Society for your continued support over the years. We will be closing the Society, including the store, as of March 31, 2024. We have acquired a large repository of Nike technical information. The web site will continue to be available. It has been our pleasure to keep the legacy of the Nike missile's contribution of the successful conclusion to the Cold War.

the Board of Directors
Nike Historical Society


Unfortunately, the restoration efforts at White Point fell through and the museum will not be created. The Nike Historical Society will still like to give all the individuals involved a "Well Done".  We are leaving this page on our website in order to honor the efforts made in this endeavor.


The Launcher Area at White Point, Los Angeles Defense Missile Site LA-43 is in the restoration process. Plans are to refurbish one of the pits and turn it into a museum which will feature all the air defense history of Los Angeles. The photos below are current and would be classified as the before period.


The photo below is of a work crew from the folks restoring Site LA-43 and members of the Nike Historical Society, who came to lend a hand in removing equipment from the pits at Site LA-96, located in Van Nuys. The site currently is occupied by a unit of the California Air National Guard.

Any Nike Vets in the Los Angeles area that would like to help out in this project you can contact the following:

Frank H. Evans, President, Los Angeles Air Defense Museum Association at;

Members of the Nike Historical Society traveled to LA-96 to assist in the removal of elevator control units, electrical boxes and transformers, and two elevator hydraulic pumping units from A and B pits. A 28,000 lifting capacity crane was employed to remove this material from the two pits. This material is destined for the restoration of parts of the LA-43 Launching Area for the Los Angeles Air Defense Museum