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War Too Close To Home - Ponte Vedra, Florida
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member macleod1
N 30° 14.533 W 081° 22.723
17R E 463562 N 3345686
Quick Description: This article tells of various incidents that occurred during the war close to Jacksonville and its surrounding areas.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 7/19/2008 7:25:54 AM
Waymark Code: WM47RX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
During the early morning hours of June 17, an even more sinister if less noticeable operation took place at Ponte Vedra Beach. The German submarine U-584 landed four German agents on the beach. They were part of the eight-man Operation Pastorius (the other four agents had landed on Long Island, N.Y.).

Their plan was to commit various acts of sabotage across the United States. But one of the German agents immediately surrendered to the FBI and, by June 27, they all had been arrested. Two were imprisoned and, after the war, sent back to Germany. The other six died in the electric chair.

Type of publication: Newspaper

When was the article reported?: 04/03/2002

Publication: The Florida Times Union

Article Url: [Web Link]

Is Registration Required?: no

How widespread was the article reported?: national

News Category: Crime

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