Amphibious Training Base

Amphibious Training Base (HM1OK)

Location: Solomons, MD 20629 Calvert County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 20.087', W 76° 27.217'

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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.
HM NumberHM1OK
Placed ByBoard of County Commissioners, Calvert County Historical Society, Maryland Historical Society
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 12:10pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 372955 N 4243960
Decimal Degrees38.33478333, -76.45361667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 20.087', W 76° 27.217'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 20' 5.22" N, 76° 27' 13.02" W
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Area Code(s)410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13933 Dowell Rd, Solomons MD 20629, US
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