Camp Evans Oral Histories

This page lists the oral histories related to Camp Evans persons and events.  We are pleased to say many of these oral histories have been used by researchers and families.  The information has been used in published books and articles.  Copies are available upon request for a fee.  Call 732-280-3000 to check upon availability. 

A SPECIAL thank you to Annette Pfaff (daughter of David Pfaff) who spent many hours transferring most of the oral histories on VHS tapes to DVDs.


with special reference to the static eliminator.
Dictated to G. H. Clark  April, 1943
by Claire L. Farrand

An account from an interview of two radio and wireless pioneers of a memorable day at work in the Belmar Station, now called Camp Evans
To view Dr. Beverage’s story of an incident at Belmar station with related 1914 photos click here.   They nearly killed a guy!
Complete interview:  Harold H. Beverage and H.O. Peterson, Electrical Engineers, an oral history conducted in 1968 and 1973 by Norval Dwyer, IEEE History Center, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.  Link used with permission.

Mr. Howard Vollum, (<-page to be reposted) 1980 interview by the Oregon Historical Society.  Mr. Vollum worked at Camp Evans on radar development and helped to found the electronics firm Tektronix in 1946 after leaving Camp Evans.  A portion of his interview is presented her with permission of the Oregon Historical Society.

FOSTER MERRILL DENNIS 1897-1979 AN AMERICAN YANKEE, Interviewer: Henry J. Nahal.  Dennis Foster worked at Camp Evans He developed the Flyback Transformer which made electronic color TV pratical.  He was also part of a Camp Evans team that worked with Werner Von Braun and other captured German scientists.  The Camp Evans team was refining ‘self-tracking’ radar in December of 1947.

Professor Robert Johnson Jr’s:
An Oral History of African-Americans and the
Development of Radar Defense Technology at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey 1940-1959
Dr. Walter McAfee interview <-page to be reposted
Mr. Harold Tate interview <-page to be reposted
Mr. William J. Jones interview <-page to be reposted

Camp Evans Oral History Series
Commissioned by: Mr. Michael Ruane, Camp Evans Base Transistion Coordinator, 1993-1998
Reviewed and summarized by Mr. Irv Bauman. Click on name for summary if available.

Tape 1: Mr. Sam Stein and unidentified (no summary available)
Tape 2: Mr. Samuel Stein
Tape 3: Mr. Frank Vosk and Mr. William Speakman
Tape 3B: Mr. Bernard V. Ricciardi
Tape 3C: Mr. Phil Petersen
Tape 4A: Mr. John Schoening
Tape 4B: Mr. David L. Pfaff & Mr. John M. Woodworth
Tape 5: Mr. Louis Kaplan
Tape 6A: Mr. Phil Petersen and Mr. Bernie Ricciardi
Tape 6B: Mr. Louis Leo Kaplan
Tape 7A: Mr. Albert Benoir
Tape 7B: Mr. Harold W. Fulton
Tape 8A: Mr. Ray  McKiran
Tape 8B: unidentified
Tape 9: Dr. Stanley Kronenberg and Dr. George Brucker
Tape 10: Mr. Felix Lavica
Tape 11: Mr. Theodore C. Viars
Tape 14: Mr. Samual Stine
Tape 15: Mr. Irving Bauman
Tape 16: Mr. Edward Groeber
Tape 17: Mr. Irving Bauman
Tape 18: Mr. Neil Wilson
Tape 19: On file Fort Monmouth Video Service
Tape 20: On file Fort Monmouth Video Service
Tape 21: On file Fort Monmouth Video Service
Tape 22: On file Fort Monmouth Video Service
Tape 23: Mr. Samual Stine

Camp Evans Oral History Series by Infoage Volunteers

Mr. Donald J. LeVine, P.E. – SCR-584 – AN/TRC-6 (email – complete text)
(Not summarized yet)
Mr. Merril Stoffer – Aircraft Warning Company – Pearl Harbor (audio)
Mr. Carl Accardo – Radition research at Camp Evans
Mr. Louis Smullin – MIT Radiation Laboratory – worked with Camp Evans engineers
Mr. Benard Martin – SCR-268 – Landed on D-Day – Temporarily and falsely suspended by McCarthy in 1950s (Audio)
Mr. Neil Wilson – Worked in Cold War Atomic test Listening post at Camp Evans (Audio)
Mr. Pete Kenedy – SCR-268 development and early space and satellite research
Mr. John Marchetti – Developer of first mortar counter-fire radar -Landed with radar on D-Day –  decorated by Britain and France < – Summary to be posted
Mr. Stanley Mader – Camp Evans administration (Audio)
Mr. Donald Swingle – Weather radar laboratory (Audio)
Mr Jack Slattery – Original SCR-268 radar development team
Mr. Gilbert Cantor – article in The Jewish State – SCR-268 – Project Diana – Interviewed by McCarthy, not suspended – Project Teapot
Mr. John C. Hansen – SCR-268 – Parts supply – Europe occupation – (text w photos) < – Summary to be posted
Mr. E. King Stodola – SCR- 270 – Project Diana –

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