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Camp Boardwalk

 
 
Camp Boardwalk, Atlantic City Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Rc, 2007
1. Camp Boardwalk, Atlantic City Memorial
Injured servicemen were brought here to take in the fresh ocean air during World War II.
Inscription. In commemoration of Atlantic City’s finest hour ... Dedicated to the thousands of men and women of the United States Armed Forces who trained, served and recovered here from their wounds of battle during World War II—and to the devoted citizens of Atlantic City and Atlantic County who served and helped to make them feel at home.
 
Erected 1992 by Commemorative 50th Committee Camp Boardwalk, Atlantic city, New Jersey. City of Atlantic city, Honorable James Whelan, Mayor. Atlantic City Convention Center Authority, Thomas I. Sykes, Chairman.
 
Location. 39° 21.266′ N, 74° 26.204′ W. Marker is in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is on the Boardwalk east of South Florida Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located on front of the old Atlantic City Auditorium and Convention Center, now Boardwalk Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City NJ 08401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spanish War Marker (here, next to this marker); Home of the Miss America Pageant (here, next to this marker); How Chicken Bone Beach Got Its Name (about 300 feet away,
Convention Hall and Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C., October 20, 2007
2. Convention Hall and Marker
Marker is on the front of the building, to the right of the entrance doors in this picture.
measured in a direct line); Casino Control Act (about 400 feet away); Atlantic City Workers Monument (about 400 feet away); New Jersey Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jeremiah Leeds (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pierre Hollingsworth (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic City.
 
Regarding Camp Boardwalk. During World War II, Atlantic City’s Convention Hall and many major hotels were taken over by the U.S. military for the convalescence of wounded servicemen and women and the training of members of the Army Air Corps.
 
Also see . . .
1. Basic Training Center No. 7. Chapter 3 of “Atlantic City Answers the Call” by Marston A. Mischlich. (Submitted on February 1, 2008.) 

2. The Dennis Hotel is a Survivor. “In the next year [1943], as part of the ‘Camp Boardwalk’ program, the Dennis was converted to military use as a center for returning servicemen, and did not reopen to civilians until December 1945. ” (Submitted on February 1, 2008.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Photo taken on 18 March 08 shows further vandalism to the plaque image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
3. Photo taken on 18 March 08 shows further vandalism to the plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 1, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,527 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 1, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   2. submitted on February 27, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   3. submitted on March 20, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the Dennis Hotel portion of Bally’s Casino. • Can you help?
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