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World War II & Radar

World War II & Radar

The campus became known as “Camp Evans” and the “Evans Signal Laboratory” during this time. It was one of America’s top research laboratories for the development, testing, and production of radar. The staff here also worked on related technologies such as antennas, fuses, and sonar.

Camp Evans technology helped defeat Axis powers in WWII

Camp Evans technology helped defeat Axis powers in WWII published in The Coast Star June 3, 2004 page 9, cont. page 25 By Fred Carl. This past weekend, the long-overdue World War II memorial was opened in Washington, D.C. This has happened just prior to the 60th…

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Camp Evans-developed radar key at Anzio, Italy

Published in The Asbury Park Press March 22, 2004, by Fred Carl GUEST WRITERPage B2 Developed at Fort Monmouth’s Camp Evans, the SCR-584 radar leapfrogged German radar-jamming technology, giving allied forces an edge when It was introduced during the Battle of Anzio in…

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The Caves of Camp Evans

This story is based upon documentation found in the National Archives in a Project Report classified as secret. It was declassified and we have a copy at the InfoAge archive.
Upon showing the report to Mr. Sam Stein, he laughed and stated he never thought “this would see the light of day”.

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Wall Township’s Camp Evans played a key role in historic events

Wall Township’s Camp Evans played a key role in historic events The Coast Star January 8, 2004, By Fred Carl Page 5, cont. page 25Two historic events that occurred at Camp Evans during January of past years will be remembered at the Wall Township historic site this…

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Wire and Linemen for messages

Camp Evans played a roll in telephone wire equipment development worthy of being recounted in volume III of the official history of the Signal Corps in WWII: “The Signal Corps – The Outcome”.
The device developed in Wall was the MX-301/G. Described in an official Army History of WWII – The Signal Corps – The Outcome as “one answer to wireman’s prayers”. The MX-301 helped communications, but unlike most Camp Evans creations it did not need a single vacuum tube.

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Radar experts worked at Camp Evans to protect the canal

By Fred Carl, The fires were still burning at Pearl Harbor when the reality of the problem was realized. How can the Panama Canal be protected from a sneak attack?  The Japanese had achieved complete surprise even though they were detected by radar 50 minutes…

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Camp Evans deception helped turn tide of war

Camp Evans’ deception helped turn the tide of war Published in the Asbury Park Press on December 30, 2002, A LOOK BACK: A HISTORICAL VIGNETTE by Fred Carl – Guest Writer Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, the German general charged with defending the Nazis’ conquests in France,…

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Spies ushered in D-Day with radios from Wall

 Published in The Asbury Park Press November 11, 2002 Page B1, cont. B2By FRED CARL • GUEST WRITER ***They knew if they were discovered, they would be tortured and then executed by firing squad. Yet they risked their lives to get information back to the  Allies -…

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Anti-Kamikaze Radar Developed at Camp Evans

Today thousands of Japanese grandfathers have enjoyed full lives. One can imagine the delight in their grandchildren. They were spared the last ceremonial drink of saki of the Kamikaze. In America, thousands of Pacific Theater veterans are grandfathers too, thanks to radar systems designed, tested, and upgraded at Camp Evans.

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SCR-270 Radar Spots Japanese Planes 50 minutes before the attack. The untrained officer in Command Information Center does not act upon the information. Command Failure results in greater loss of lives and ships.

“Had our early-warning radar failed?” Howard Zahl was a physicist and for years, under great secrecy, was part of a group working to prevent such a surprise attack. How could the Japanese Empire achieve complete surprise?

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Stealing America’s Radar Secrets

The Signal Corps began its quest for radar at Fort Monmouth main post. The FBI discovered Nazis were spying on the work. William B. Breuer in his book “SECRET WEAPONS of World War II”, the development work would be moved to Fort Hancock on isolated Sandy Hook. Once the war began in Europe it became apparent that Fort Hancock was in danger of U-boat deck gun attack. The decision was made to find a safer new location for the laboratory. The search ended with the Signal Corps purchasing the old Marconi Belmar Station property from The King’s College in 1941.

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CIRCUIT UNDER GLASS – The VT-158 Vacuum Tube

Electronics – June 1946 Cover The photo description…   CIRCUIT UNDER GLASS – Gridlines and plate lines are within the quadruple-triode VT-158, used in the TPS-3 radar transmitter.  Final assembly at Evans Signal Laboratory. The March 1964 issue of Popular…

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Luncheon For ESL Engineer

The Evans Signal Laboratory Photos Published in The Signaleer – 16 October 1945  on the Front Page With the war won it was time to resume one’s life. A farewell luncheon was held for Bernard H. Strouse, Engineer in Charge of the Interrogation and Beacons Section,…

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The U.S. Gives Radar Secrets, ‘Major Reason’ of Victory

This story was printed the day World War Two ended. It is an excellent overview of the major roll radar played in the Allied victory. It also predicts the future of electronics. As the Signal Corps radar laboratory Camp Evans played a fundamental roll in the “story of victory in a laboratory race against the enemy”. Camp Evans contracted, funded and coordinated radar research by famous laboratories at Bell Labs, Harvard, and MIT.

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This photo was taken at Camp Evans.  On August 15, 1945, the U. S. Army and Navy officially disclosed the secret of radar to the public.  This photo was published in many newspapers and magazines.  Examples are The NY Daily News and Popular Mechanics.  Rada was hailed…

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RADIO SET SCR-584

CESL                                                                  S E C R E T                                                                August 1943 1-410 (Contd.) RADIO SET SCR-584-( ). DESCRIPTION: A 3000-mc mobile unit’ for automatic tracking in azimuth and…

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RADIO SET SCR-268, SCR-268-A, SCR-268-B, and SCR-268-C

CESL                                                                  S E C R E T                                                                August 1943 410 RADAR FOR SEARCHLIGHT AND AA FIRE CONTROL.  1-410  IMPROVEMENTS TO EXISTING EQUIPMENT. AUTHORIZATION:…

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ROAD MOBILE EARLY WARNING RADIO SET (AN/MPS-I)

CESL                                                                                S E C R E T                                               August 1943 424A                                     RADIO SET SCR-548. DESCRIPTION: A 600-mc mobile early-warning aircraft…

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PROTECTED SYSTEM (RADIO SET AN/CPS-2)

CESL                                                                                S E C R E T                                               August 1943 424A                                     RADIO SET SCR-548. DESCRIPTION: A 600-mc mobile early-warning aircraft…

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AIR TRANSPORTABLE RADAR FOR AIRCRAFT WARNING AND GCI

422                                             AIR TRANSPORTABLE RADAR FOR AIRCRAFT WARNING AND GCI. 422A                                          MICROWAVE EARLY WARNING SET (RADIO SET AN/CPS-1).                                                    DESCRIPTION: A…

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Camp Evans Secret Monthly Progress Report – August 1943

Web Editor Note:  This primary source document shows the key roll Camp Evans played in WW2 and the many radar systems Camp Evans staff were involved in. DECLASSIFIED DOD DIR 52009/ Authority 913658 – Original on File National Archives at College Park -Former RG338,…

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RADAR TEST EQUIPMENT

CESL SECRET August 1943 402A…

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RADIO SET SCR-802

CESL S E C R E T August 1943 425 PORTABLE RADAR UNITS. 425A RADIO SET…

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RADIO SET SCR-615

CESL S E C R E T August 1943 423 FIXED RADAR UNITS. 423A RADIO…

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Belmar Camp Named ‘Evans’

Published in The Asbury Park Press on March 26, 1942, This article was found on file at the Monmouth County Historical Association Library by Steve Goulart.   The photo of Lt. Col. Paul W. Evans was supplied by his family. Lt. Col Paul W. Evans committal services, with…

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