Category: Fort Monmouth, New Jersey

Categories: United States Forts, Camps and Bases | Monmouth County, New Jersey


Fort Monmouth is a former installation of the Department of the Army in Monmouth County, New Jersey. The post is surrounded by the communities of Eatontown, Tinton Falls and Oceanport, New Jersey, and is located about 5 miles from the Atlantic Ocean.

The Signal Corps school was set up in 1919. Development work on multiple project followed. In 1928, the first radio-equipped meteorological balloon reached the upper atmosphere, a forerunner of weather sounding techniques universally used today. In 1938, the U.S. Army's first radio-based aircraft detection and ranging system (later called radar) was developed on post. A production model of this equipment detected the oncoming Japanese air attack on Pearl Harbor, but the warning it provided was discounted. In 1946, celestial communications was proved feasible when the radar developed by the Project Diana team was used to bounce radio signals off the moon. - Wikipedia

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01 Dec 1918 Florida, United States - 15 Jun 1979
06 Aug 1912 Chickasha, Grady, Oklahoma, United States - 14 May 1982

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21 Aug 1908 Austria - 04 Jun 1985

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20 Oct 1916 Fargo, Cass, North Dakota, United States - 20 May 2014 photo

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30 Sep 1908 Arkansas, United States - 20 Nov 2001
12 Oct 1918 Marlborough, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States - 06 Aug 1990

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25 Jun 1915 Arlington Heights, Cook County, Illinois - 13 Feb 1989

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25 May 1940 Chelsea, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States - 14 Aug 2023 photo
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1930s - 1990s Privacy Level: Private with Public Family Tree (Yellow)

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Living Mercer

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31 Aug 1911 New Canaan, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States - 02 Apr 2002

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15 May 1915 Baltimore, Baltimore Co., Maryland, USA - 28 Nov 1997

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09 Sep 1919 Pueblo, Colorado, United States - 20 Dec 1975

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03 Apr 1905 Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States - 06 Oct 1991
19 Aug 1921 Alma, Harlan, Nebraska, United States - Dec 2012
29 Jul 1897 Seneca, Nemaha, Kansas, United States - 27 Sep 1973
23 Oct 1911 San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States - 18 Dec 1987




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