World War II D-Day Training Site

World War II D-Day Training Site (HMB01)

Location: Carrabelle, FL 32322 Franklin County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 49.763', W 84° 41.538'

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In late 1943, Carrabelle Beach and Dog Island, while they were a part of Camp Gordon Johnston, were used by the US Army 4th Infantry Division to train for the Normandy Invasion on D-Day, June 6th, 1944. The Amphibious Training Center had been officially closed, but it was reopened and staffed for the purpose of training for this important mission. Although the troops had trained for over three years, the amphibious training conducted on this site was the last step before shipping out to England for the invasion. On D-Day, the first amphibian infantry assault teams to arrive on French soil were from the 4th Infantry Division at Utah Beach. On June 6, 2000, the Camp Gordon Johnston Association extracted a small amount of soil from this site and delivered it to the National 4th Infantry Division Association to be placed in the Association's monument in Arlington, VA. The US Department of Defense's World War II Commemoration Committee in 1995 named the Camp Gordon Johnston Association an official "Commemorative Community."
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HM NumberHMB01
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Marker NumberF-427
Year Placed2001
Placed ByCamp Gordon Johnston Association and the Florida Department of State
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 7:29pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 722982 N 3302114
Decimal Degrees29.82938333, -84.69230000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 49.763', W 84° 41.538'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 49' 45.78" N, 84° 41' 32.28" W
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Area Code(s)850
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1859 Hwy 98 W, Carrabelle FL 32322, US
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