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Dayton in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Sugar Camp WAVES Cabin

ca. 1943

 
 
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By TeamOHE, May 22, 2021
1. Sugar Camp WAVES Cabin Marker
Inscription.  In April, 1943 Col. Edward A. Deeds opened the residential cabins at Sugar Camp, built several years earlier as a summer school for sales personnel, to house the WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service) working in a joint top-secret World War II code-breaking project for the US Navy and NCR. Initially 300 women were housed in the sixty cabins and had access to a dining hall, four classrooms, a recreation building, administration building, outdoor swimming pool and baseball diamond. These women were hand-picked by the Navy to fill essential jobs in the manufacture and operation of critical code-breaking machines, especially the American "Bombe", which significantly hastened the end of the war.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsWar, World IIWomen. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1943.
 
Location. 39° 43.701′ N, 84° 12.057′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Carillon Boulevard 0.2 miles west of South Patterson Boulevard, on the left
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By TeamOHE, May 22, 2021
2. Sugar Camp WAVES Cabin
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when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Carillon Blvd, Dayton OH 45409, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United States Naval Computing Machine Laboratory (a few steps from this marker); Sugar Camp / WAVES Cabin 22 (a few steps from this marker); Corliss Engine Building (a few steps from this marker); Deeds Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old River Park Swimming Pool Light Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Newcom House (within shouting distance of this marker); Dayton Sales (within shouting distance of this marker); William Morris House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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