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Dowell in Calvert County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Amphibious Training Base

 
 
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By F. Robby, November 7, 2007
1. Amphibious Training Base Marker
Inscription. This nation's first naval amphibious training base was established here at Solomons where between 1942 and 1945 some 68,000 sailers, marines, coast guardsmen, and soldiers were trained. They formed the major components of the amphibious forces which landed at Guadalcanal, North Africa, Sicily and Normandy. Ironically, some of those trained here at Solomons, Maryland, participated in the landings in the Solomon Islands in the Pacific.
 
Erected by Board of County Commissioners, Calvert County Historical Society, Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 20.087′ N, 76° 27.217′ W. Marker is in Dowell, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker is on Dowell Road 1.2 miles south of Solomons Island Road (Maryland Route 2/4), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dowell MD 20629, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wm. B. Tennison (approx. 0.6 miles away); Drum Point Lighthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); Menace on the Horizon (approx. 0.6 miles away); Marine Railway Gears (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Drum Point Lighthouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); Perils along the Patuxent (approx. 0.7 miles away); Solomon's Island (approx. 0.7 miles away); Calvert County (approx. 0.7 miles away).
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,622 times since then and 28 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 10, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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