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Ocean View in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Our Community's Role in World War II (first marker)

U.S. Army Radar Site 11

 
 
Our Community's Role in World War II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 29, 2013
1. Our Community's Role in World War II Marker
Inscription. In the 1930ís the United States began preparations to protect the areas along the Atlantic Coastline. To accomplish this many systems were installed around the seaports and shipping lanes of major cities such as New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore. In Delaware the U.S. Army established a large defensive fortification known as Fort Miles in Lewes. Fort Miles depended upon early warning systems and fire control information provided by a network of resources positioned along the shoreline. A system of 26 radar sites, using radio wave technology, stretched from Maine to Virginia, and concrete watch towers were manned by service personnel using binoculars and telescopes to focus in the horizon for enemy activity.
 
Erected by Village at Bear Trap Dunes.
 
Location. 38° 31.5′ N, 75° 6.483′ W. Marker is in Ocean View, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Magnolia Street. Touch for map. The marker is about 25 feet down the path from the road. Marker is in this post office area: Ocean View DE 19970, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Our Community's Role in World War II (second marker) (here, next to this marker); U.S. Army Radar Site 11
Our Community's Role in World War II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 29, 2013
2. Our Community's Role in World War II Marker
A photo of this marker which is the one on the far left
(within shouting distance of this marker); Our Community's Role in World War II (third marker) (within shouting distance of this marker); Marinerís Bethel United Methodist Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Ocean View Delaware (approx. 1.9 miles away); Union Wesley United Methodist Church and Campground (approx. 2.5 miles away); St. George's United Methodist Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bethany Beach Loop Canal (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ocean View.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Our Community's Role in World War II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 29, 2013
3. Our Community's Role in World War II Marker
This photo shows the path from the road to the marker
Our Community's Role in World War II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 29, 2013
4. Our Community's Role in World War II Marker
This photo shows the Pump House, the only remaining building from the site and the three markers.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 6, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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