Camp Ashby

Camp Ashby (HM2E9C)

Location: Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 50.614', W 76° 7.215'

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Camp Ashby, a World War II prisoner of war camp
for German soldiers, occupied more than 200 acres
just north of here. Its headquarters was the main
building of the former Tidewater Memorial Hospital,
a tuberculosis sanitarium that had opened on this
site in 1937. Among the more than 6,000 men housed
in the camp between Mar. 1944 and Apr. 1946
were troops from Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's
Afrikakorps and many soldiers captured on or
shortly after D-Day. Because of acute labor
shortages in the region, prisoners were deployed
as agricultural and industrial workers. They earned
wages and, the camp provided them with food,
medical care, academic classes, church services,
a library, and a theater.
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HM NumberHM2E9C
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Year Placed2018
Placed ByVirginia Department of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, February 11th, 2019 at 10:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 400118 N 4078104
Decimal Degrees36.84356667, -76.12025000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 50.614', W 76° 7.215'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 50' 36.84" N, 76° 7' 12.9" W
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Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4224 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach VA 23452, US
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