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Operation Pastorius

280 Ponte Vedra Boulevard
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082
St. Johns County

This site is located in the Northeast region of the state.

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This historic marker is located at 280 Ponte Vedra Boulevard (CR203) in front of the Ponte Vedra Inn.

On the night of June 16, 1942, the German U-boat,U-584, landed four trained Nazi agents on the Atlantic coast of Florida dressed as American civilians. After burying four boxes containing explosives and incendiaries in the sand, they boarded a bus en route to New York to rendezvous with another team of saboteurs. Two members of the New York team betrayed the operation to the FBI.

All were apprehended, tried and convicted. The informants went to prison and the others were electrocuted on August 8, 1942.

Installed by the Florida Department of State, this Historical Marker is located approximately two miles north of the site of the 1942 landing.

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