Our Community's Role in World War II (second marker)

Our Community's Role in World War II (second marker) (HM198R)

Location: Ocean View, DE 19970 Sussex County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 31.5', W 75° 6.483'

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U.S. Army Radar Site 11

One of those radar sites was located on the property that is now home to The Village of Bear Trap Dunes. U.S. Army Radar Site 11 became operational in the summer of 1942. Its purpose was to spot enemy aircraft, submarines or surface ships approaching significant shipping points such as the Delaware River and Delaware Bay.

Initially designated as a mobile radar site, it was converted to a permanent site within a few short months. The radar site contained the radar building, and administration building, barracks, a kitchen and mess hall, a recreation hall, lavatories, several guard shelters and a pumphouse.

(Inscription beside the photo in the center and far right) Lavatory and Administration building
HM NumberHM198R
Placed ByThe Village of Bear Trap Dunes
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 3:19am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 490581 N 4264073
Decimal Degrees38.52500000, -75.10805000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 31.5', W 75° 6.483'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 31' 30.00" N, 75° 6' 28.98" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 531 Magnola St, Ocean View DE 19970, US
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