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The Camp Murphy Message: The weekly newspaper of the World War II Southern Signal Corps camp

Camp Murphy in southern Martin County was established in 1942 as the home of the Southern Signal Corps School for radar operation instruction during the early years of World War II.

We’ve been fortunate enough to receive a dozen copies of the camp’s weekly newspaper from a Wisconsin reader whose father was stationed at Camp Murphy.

The newspapers provide a wonderful snapshot of life at the camp during the last three months of 1943. We’ve scanned them so you can read every page online here.

Camp Murphy Message, October 1, 1943

Camp Murphy Message, October 8, 1943

Camp Murphy Message, October 15, 1943

Camp Murphy Message, October 22, 1943

Camp Murphy Message, October 29, 1943

Camp Murphy Message, November 5, 1943

Camp Murphy Message, November 12, 1943

Camp Murphy Message, November 26, 1943

Camp Murphy Message, December 3, 1943

Camp Murphy Message, December 10, 1943

Camp Murphy Message, December 17, 1943

Camp Murphy Message, December 24, 1943


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Posted in Archives and Flashback blog May 3, 2011 at 1:28 pm.


5 Replies

  1. This is fun to read! What a joy! I love finding little time capsules like this!

  2. Kirk Butler May 8th 2011

    What a treat! My father went to radar school at Camp Murphy. I believe that visit was the reason he returned to Florida after the war. He was a Palm Beach Junior College graduate and received his law degree at UM. He served as a Municipal Court Judge for the City of Riviera Beach, was a Mayor of Jupiter and raised four children in Palm Beach County. Unfortunately he passed away at age 88 in Feb. of last year. My thanks to reader from Wisconsin and to the Post for this special treat.

  3. This is WAY cool! My boyfriend and I were just there last week and I began to attempt at getting more information. This is great! Looking at the sight from the 86ft hill, you wonder where their camps were. It housed almost 9,000 people. It had its own theater, shopping, etc. Later it was designated for migrant workers. This so indeed helps to get a picture. Especially for a native Floridian. Thank you greatly for sharing.

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