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Capitol Hill in Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Martin County

Florida World War II Memorial

 
 
Martin County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, November 13, 2022
1. Martin County Marker
Inscription.  
Martin County

Witham Field
Named in honor of Homer Witham, the first Martin County
resident killed in action in World War II. The field was used
for night flights for radar system testing in conjunction with
Camp Murphy Radar School.

Camp Murphy
World War II Signal Corps Base served as a radar school for
U.S. servicemen, now Jonathan Dickinson State Park.

House of Refuge
U.S. Coast Guard Lifeboat Station. Gilbert’s Bar Tower was used for
regular watches by the Coast Guard. Coast guardsmen patrolled
the beach on horseback looking for enemy ships and submarines.

May your sacrifices never fade from our memories.

 
Erected 2005 by The State of Florida.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1941.
 
Location. 30° 26.266′ N, 84° 17.07′ W. Marker is in Tallahassee, Florida, in Leon County. It is in Capitol Hill. Memorial is on South Bronough Street
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, 0.1 miles south of West Pensacola Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Marker located in front of the R. A. Gray Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 S Bronough Street, Tallahassee FL 32399, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Manatee County (here, next to this marker); Monroe County (here, next to this marker); Okaloosa County (here, next to this marker); Liberty County (here, next to this marker); Orange County (here, next to this marker); Palm Beach County (here, next to this marker); Pinellas County (here, next to this marker); Leon County (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallahassee.
 
Also see . . .
1. Post TIme: Treasure Coast airports were military bases in World War II. (Submitted on November 16, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
2. State of Florida Veterans’ Memorials. (Submitted on November 16, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
 
Martin County Marker (right) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, November 13, 2022
2. Martin County Marker (right)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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