Seeing the picture of the Nike missles reminds me of the night that my father woke up the family (we live on Shore View Drive - north of Geary, between 36th. and 38th.). I was in the early 50's and the air raid siren on Washington H.S. was wailing. It was the middle of the night and he herded us to the basement to wait for the bombs to drop.
After a couple of hours, my father finally called the police and they told him it was a short in the wiring.