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Autauga County Courthouse and War Memorials image, Click for more information
By Mark Hilton, December 17, 2013
Autauga County Courthouse and War Memorials
Alabama (Autauga County), Prattville — Autauga County World War II Memorial
Dedicated to the Veterans of Autauga County who served their country during WWII — Map (db m70817) WM
Alabama (Baldwin County), Fort Morgan — The Pride of Seven Flags
(East Face): Tribute dedicated to the memory of the soldiers who gave their lives in the defense of our country here at Fort Morgan. Here lies the pride of seven flags entombed in our ancestor’s worth, who heard the thunder of the fray . . . — Map (db m4649) HM
Alabama (Baldwin County), Gulf Shores — Panama Mount
After World War I, the versatile M1918M1 gun and its M1918A1 carriage were adapted for coast defense. Although the gun could be traversed over a wider range than other large guns of the period, it was still unable to adequately track moving . . . — Map (db m81808) HM
Alabama (Baldwin County), Gulf Shores — U.S. Model 1918M1 155mm Gun and Model 1918A1 Carriage
The U.S. Model 1918M1 155mm Gun, more commonly known as the “G.P.F.”, was a French heavy artillery piece manufactured in the U.S. for use by the U.S. Army during World War I. Due to the gun’s mobility and hitting power, it was used . . . — Map (db m69910) HM
Alabama (Butler County), Greenville — World War II Memorial
Front 1941—1945 Dedicated to the glory of God and in grateful memory of all those Butler Countians who served their country in the cause of freedom. Rear These made the Supreme Sacrifice 1942 . . . — Map (db m83260) WM
Alabama (Calhoun County), Saks — 27th. Division Veterans Memorial
Dedicated Oct. 15, 1980 and given in memory of those members who gave their lives in World War I & II by the 27th. Division Association whose members trained on this ground 1940-1941 — Map (db m53009) HM
Alabama (Chambers County), LaFayette — Chambers County War Memorial
In Memory of Chambers Co. Veterans Who Gave Their Lives In Following Wars World War II Askew, Arthur L. Pvt. • Austin, George L. Jr. 1st Lt. • Baker, Edwin H. Sgt. • Bassett, Wilma M. Pvt. • Belcher, Guy E. PFC. • Bishop, Ulysses . . . — Map (db m18163) WM
Alabama (Chambers County), Valley — Armed Forces Tribute
A Tribute to the men of our community who have served in the Armed Forces for our country Lest We Forget — Map (db m71652) WM
Alabama (Chambers County), Valley — Langdale Veterans Memorial
In Honor of All Langdale Veterans World War II To those who gave the ultimate sacrifice — Map (db m71654) WM
Alabama (Chilton County), Thorsby — Thorsby Remembers Our Veterans
For the men and women of all branches of the military Thank you for your service God Bless you all — Map (db m73233) WM
Alabama (Clay County), Ashland — Clay County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the veterans of Clay County who so unselfishly served and to those who died in defense of their country Let it be said “We will never forget” Left Panel List of World War I, World War II and Korean War veterans . . . — Map (db m14302) WM
Alabama (Conecuh County), Evergreen — Conecuh County War Memorial
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Alabama (Covington County), Andalusa — Covington County Veterans Memorial Park
In 2001 Andalusia Mayor Earl Johnson enlisted Kenneth G. Johnson, a local Marine Corps veteran, to help begin the process of developing a veterans' park and monument to honor U. S. veterans, a project that had long been the dream of thousands . . . — Map (db m94202) WM
Alabama (Covington County), Andalusia — Covington County War Memorial
West Covington County Veterans Memorial Park Inscribed hereon are the names of those who made the supreme sacrifice in defense of our nation To those who died, honor and eternal rest To those who . . . — Map (db m94213) WM
Alabama (Dale County), Ozark — Dale Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of those Dale County veterans who died in defense of our country World War I Obie A. Alpin • Sam E. Andrews • Marlin R. Arnett • Robert Arrington • Lester Avant • Ivey Y. Beasley • Jere Brown • Mose Canter • Glen . . . — Map (db m36561) WM
Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — Craig Air Force Base — Advanced Flying Training School
On May 3. 1941, the largest flying field in the United States, military or civilian, opened its gates as a new unit of the Southeast Air Corps Training Center, where flying cadets received advanced schooling in the handling of multi-mile-a-minute . . . — Map (db m92359) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — Dallas County World Wars Memorial — Lest· We· Forget — World War I 1917-1918 — World War II 1941-1945
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. St. John, 15-13 Erected in grateful humility to the enduring memory of those of Dallas County whose names appear hereon who made the supreme . . . — Map (db m83522) WM
Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — Memorial Stadium — Selma Alabama
Erected and dedicated to the memory of those of Dallas County who fought and died in two world wars that we may retain our great heritage of freedom, justice and democracy World War I April 6, 1917–November 11, 1918 . . . — Map (db m82029) WM
Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — Take Her Down — Gilmore, Howard Walter - Commander, U.S.N. — Born 29 September 1902, Selma, Ala.
Medal of Honor Citation For distinguished gallantry and valor above and beyond the call of duty as Commanding Officer of U. S. submarine GROWLER (SS-215) during her fourth war patrol in the Southwest Pacific from 10 January to 7 . . . — Map (db m82036) HM
Alabama (Elmore County), Millbrook — World War II Memorial Center
A Recreation Center for Millbrook, Robinson Springs, and Coosada Memorial Center Dedicated as a living memorial to the boys who lost their lives in the service of their country during World War II 1941 — 1945 Frank . . . — Map (db m83721) WM
Alabama (Elmore County), Wetumpka — World War II Memorial
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Alabama (Escambia County), Brewton — Escambia County Veterans Memorial
West Side Veterans Memorial North Side Duty Honor Country Built by the People of Escambia County Dedicated November 11, 1987 Honoring those men and women of Escambia County who served . . . — Map (db m84397) WM
Alabama (Etowah County), Attalla — Camp Sibert — World War II: 1942-1945
On 6/18/1942 the U.S. took possession of 36,300 acres in Etowah and adjoining St. Clair County to establish Alabama's first Chemical Warfare Center. The area was dedicated on 12/25/1942 and named for U.S. Army M/G William Luther Sibert, first Chief . . . — Map (db m33304) HM
Alabama (Etowah County), Attalla — Camp Sibert — World War II 1942-1945
On 6/18/1942 the U.S. took possession of 36,300 acres in Etowah and adjoining St. Clair County to establish Alabama's first Chemical Warfare Center. The area was dedicated on 12/25/1942 and named for U.S. Army M/G William Luther Sibert, first Chief . . . — Map (db m75194) HM
Alabama (Etowah County), Gadsden — Etowah County War Memorial
World War I Ables, Crawford Aderholt, Carl Atwood, Joe I. Bagley, Hugh Battles, Fred Benton, Edwin J. Berry, C. Birchfield, Sam Brewster, Everett Buffington, Hugh G. Bullard, Leo Campbell, Earl C. Cason, Floyd . . . — Map (db m53844) WM
Alabama (Franklin County), Hodges — "Spirit of Hodges"
The Town of Hodges held a war bond auction in the month of January 1943. The proceeds amounted to about $47,000. As an award, the war department allowed Hodges to name a P-51 Mustang Fighter aircraft. She was named "The Spirit of Hodges." The plane . . . — Map (db m83741) HM
Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — "Lest We Forget" — Avondale World War II Memorial
Dedicated to the sacred memory of the Avondale Boys of World War II who made the Supreme Sacrifice for Liberty and Humanity. Thomas Nelson • Albert W. Moore • James A. Williams • John L. Warner • Wayne Daily • Chester Smith • . . . — Map (db m55950) HM
Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Alabama Veterans Memorial — Liberty Park
            Pearl Harbor               May 31, 1941 Dear Friend, I hope all is well with you. I am doing well but due to the present state of emergency the Pacific Fleet is held in a place known as Hawaiian Territory. Would you do me a . . . — Map (db m27409) HM
Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Disabled American Veterans
(Side 1) Disabled American Veterans Formed December 25, 1920. Birmingham Chapter No. 4 Chartered January 25, 1926. This Memorial Dedicated To Our Military Forces And To All Who Have Given Their Blood And Lives That The Republic Might Live . . . — Map (db m24347) WM
Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Julius Ellsberry
In dedication to Julius Ellsberry, the first Black Alabama man to die in World War II; born Birmingham, Ala, 1922. Enlisted in the U.S. Navy, 1940; First Class Mate [sic] Attendant aboard battleship Oklahoma in the Battle of Pearl . . . — Map (db m63761) HM WM
Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Julius Ellsberry Memorial Park
In honor of Julius Ellsberry of Birmingham World War II Hero First Jefferson County Citizen to die for his country at Pearl Harbor while serving aboard the U.S.S. Oklahoma December 7, 1941 — Map (db m70261) HM
Alabama (Jefferson County), Homewood — Union Hill Cemetery
Union Hill Cemetery is the burial ground of many pioneers and early settlers of the Shades Valley area. It was established in the 1870s, but includes gravestones dating back to the early 1850s due to the relocation of two earlier, smaller cemeteries . . . — Map (db m83873) HM
Alabama (Jefferson County), Leeds — Congressional Medal Of Honor Recipients — SSG Henry E. Erwin - 1 LT William R. Lawley, Jr. - PFC Alford L. McLaughlin
Staff Sergeant Henry E. Erwin Citation: Staff Sergeant Henry Erwin, U.S. Army Air Corps, 52d Bombardment Squadron, 29th Bombardment Group, 314th Bombardment Wing, 20th Air Force. He was the radio operator of a B-29 airplane leading a group . . . — Map (db m83916) WM
Alabama (Lamar County), Vernon — Lamar County WWI & WWII Memorial
Side 1 In Memory of Lamar County's Honored Dead World War One and Two Allen, Othar J. • Conner, Herbert C. Atkins, A. Lincoln • Conner, James Box Avers, Cicero • Cox, William Lloyd Baughn, Claudie • Cowart, Milo K. . . . — Map (db m96852) WM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — “Gooney Bird” Propeller
This Hamilton-Standard 23E50-505 hydromatic propeller is from Douglas Aircraft C-47 transport plane known as the Gooney Bird. The C-47s operated in both the European and Pacific theaters of W.W. II as troop and cargo transports, and initiated . . . — Map (db m69659) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — 115th Signal Battalion — Organized 1940
At this site where once stood Fort Willingham (Armory) the 115th Signal Battalion was organized December 1, 1940. Originally the 2nd Battalion, 151st Engineers, it was organized a number of times from 1940 to 1959 as its mission was changed to meet . . . — Map (db m28562) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — 75mm Field Gun
This 75mm field gun is a modification of a French gun that was designed in 1917. The 75mm was the most effective light field gun in W.W. I. It was also used against infantry, tanks, and other armored targets in W.W.II. This gun is 17’-3” . . . — Map (db m83937) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Edward Stanley Robbins — City of Florence Walk of Honor
Well-known throughout the nation and the world for his innovative work with rubber and vinyl, E. Stanley Robbins supplied rubber inner tubes, retread rubber and, later synthetic rubber for the Armed Forces in WW II. — Map (db m38646) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — W.W. II Anchor
This anchor was used on the fleet Submarine U.S.S. Balao (SS-285). The Balao was commissioned in February 1943. She received 9 battle stars for sinking 7 Japanese ships during her W.W. II service. The Balao was decommissioned in June 1963. . . . — Map (db m69658) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — World War II Memorial
Side 1 A-D Dedicated to the memory of the 129 men from Lauderdale County (listed on these four panels) who sacrificed their lives in the defense of our Nation during World War II: Robert F. Adams • Aubrey H. Alexander • Lee Eddy . . . — Map (db m71482) WM
Alabama (Lawrence County), Courtland — Courtland Army Air Field (CAAF): Beginnings/Flight Schools
(side 1) Courtland Army Air Field (CAAF): Beginnings Following the onset of WWII the Army Air Corps initiated an ambitious pilot training program. During its most active period, this program would train over 100,000 pilots per . . . — Map (db m74409) HM
Alabama (Lawrence County), Courtland — Courtland Army Air Field (CAAF): Facilities/Deactivation
(side 1) Courtland Army Air Field (CAAF): Facilities At its greatest strength, CAAF was home to 4600 officers, enlisted servicemen, and cadets. During the war years it was the largest population center within Lawrence County. Over . . . — Map (db m74411) HM
Alabama (Lee County), Auburn — Max Adams Morris / Max Adams Morris Drill Field
(Side 1) Max Adams Morris Max Adams Morris b. December 7, 1918, of Blountsville, Alabama, entered Alabama Polytechnic Institute (API) in 1938, was a varsity football player and became a member of "A" club, Scabbard & Blade, and . . . — Map (db m85166) HM
Alabama (Lee County), Opelika — Camp Opelika — World War II Prisoner of War Facility
Located on this 800 acre site was an enemy prisoner of war camp. Construction of Camp Opelika began in September 1942. The first prisoners, captured by the British, were part of General Erwin Rommel’s Africa Corps. The camp prisoner population was . . . — Map (db m85170) HM
Alabama (Limestone County), Decatur — Southeast Air Forces Training Center — (Pryor Field)
The Southeast Air Forces Training Center operated by Southern Aviation Training School, also known as Pryor Field, was constructed in 1941. These two aircraft hangars and beacon tower are the remaining artifacts of one of only a few World War II . . . — Map (db m85425) HM
Alabama (Limestone County), Salem — Dupree Cemetery — Limestone County
The first known burial here is Nancy Vinson Christopher who died May 16, 1852. Many unmarked fieldstones are present that could mark older graves. The cemetery contains 52 identifiable burials with headstones. Five Confederate soldiers and one WWII . . . — Map (db m71991) HM
Alabama (Macon County), Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site — A Bit to Eat
Known as the Tea Room, this small lunchroom was built during the initial expansion phase of Moton Field in 1942 and 1943, when amenities such as offices and bathrooms not built into the original hangar were added. Here, personnel stationed at . . . — Map (db m64362) HM
Alabama (Macon County), Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site — A Typical Day
Try to imagine how Moton Field looked and sounded when the cadets trained here. Compare the scene today to the photograph below, taken from your vantage point around 1944. As the pace of training accelerated during the war, Moton Field became a . . . — Map (db m64366) HM
Alabama (Macon County), Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site — Bath and Locker House
This building was completed in 1941 as a restroom, shower, and locker room for administrative and support personnel. It had facilities for both men and women. Both black and white may have used the building. If so, it almost certainly would have . . . — Map (db m64361) HM
Alabama (Macon County), Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site — FIRE!
The Fire Protection Shed in front of you was used to store equipment such as hoses, fire extinguishers, and tools for fighting fires. Fire was always a danger at the airfield because of the flammable materials used in airplanes and the fuels . . . — Map (db m64364) HM
Alabama (Macon County), Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site — Hangar No. 1
In Hangar No. 1 flying became real for the aviation cadet. The hangar housed the main activities of the airfield, including flight debriefings, flight record-keeping, aircraft maintenance, and military and civilian management. Several smaller . . . — Map (db m64365) HM
Alabama (Macon County), Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site — The Control Tower
From Moton Field’s Control Tower, controllers directed flight operations and signaled landing instructions to pilots through a system of flashing colored lights. Dispatchers called cadets for their flights. The tower overlooked the busy – . . . — Map (db m64363) HM
Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — ETO 1939-1945/PTO 1941-1945
ETO 1939-1945 I am US Army Air Force Sergeant Joe Makowski. I first served in North Africa and Italy as a B-17 Flying Fortress crewmember in the 99th Bomber Group, Twelfth Air Force. After completing 52 missions with the 99th, I could have . . . — Map (db m85493) HM WM
Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Memorial Fountains — Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial
The Memorial Fountain System begins with a flow of water cascading over the continuous weir, which is punctuated by 8 Black Granite Markers. This flow symbolizes the blood which has been spilled defending our nation's freedom and flows into the . . . — Map (db m68728) WM
Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — World War II — Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial
The most devastating war in history originated from unresolved issues of World War I, the Punitive Peace that ended it, and a worldwide economic depression that provided conditions that allowed the rise of Fascism and Nazism. In addition Imperial . . . — Map (db m85622) WM
Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — World War II - European Theater of Operations (ETO) — 1939-1945
I am Corporal Leroy Hoekenschnieder serving with D “Dog” Battery, 5th Artillery Battalion. Our battalion was assigned to the 1st Infantry Division and support the 26th Infantry Regiment. The Depression had caused my dad’s business to . . . — Map (db m85833) HM WM
Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — World War II - Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO) — 1941- 1945
I am Private Peter Pirnat from C Company of the 192nd Light Tank Battalion, Ohio National Guard. My unit was stationed in my hometown of Port Clinton, Ohio. We activated for training in August 1940 with our new M3 Light Tanks. I was the Operations . . . — Map (db m85834) HM WM
Alabama (Marshall County), Guntersville — Veterans of Foreign Wars Marshall County
Honoring those who served in combat - Especially those who made the supreme sacrificeWorld War I Richardson,Robert C. Mashburn, Millard J. Totherow, Charlie Shuttleworth, Walter F. Searcy, Charles H. Parrish, Steve R. . . . — Map (db m53153) HM
Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — "Take Her Down!" — Howard Walter Gilmore, Commander, U.S.N. — Born 29 September 1902, Selma, Ala.
Panel 1: Medal of Honor Citation For distinguished gallantry and valor above and beyond The call of duty as Commanding Officer of U. S. submarine GROWLER (SS-215) during her fourth war patrol in the Southwest Pacific from 10 . . . — Map (db m74811) WM
Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Memorial to USS Herring (SS-233) — Submarines and the Battleship Park
Panel 1: Anderson, Fred H., RT1 Anderson, John L., Jr., MoMM2 Armstrong, James E., RM1 Balestrieri, S., ENS Blair, Jack L., S2 Blevins, J.T., S1 Boucher, Leo J., S1 Brennan, James J., TM2 Bronder, John J., SC2 Brown, . . . — Map (db m74810) WM
Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — The Submarine Lookout Memorial — Submarines and the Battleship Park
Panel 1: "The Lookout: the Eyes of the WWII Submarine" Panel 2: "Submarine Lookout": Standing his watch on a perch high above the deck, the lookout was the eyes of the submarine while surfaced. Often while submerged he was . . . — Map (db m74809) HM WM
Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — United States Ship Alabama (BB-60) — Battleship Memorial Park
Named for the State of Alabama. 6th naval fighting ship to bear the name. Built by the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia. Authorized by Congress 27 March 1934. Keel laid 1 February 1940 – Launched 16 February 1942. Sponsored by . . . — Map (db m74366) HM WM
Alabama (Monroe County), Uriah — Uriah Veterans Memorial — Honoring All Veterans
{Inscription same as title} Land donated by: Albert Hollinger Family — Map (db m86594) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — British and Commonwealth Pilots Trained in the U.S.A.
In 1941, before Pearl Harbour, President Franklin D. Roosevelt agreed with Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill, to provide flight training for British and Commonwealth pilots in the U.S.A. by the U.S. Army Air Corps. Over 4,000 pilots were . . . — Map (db m64476) HM WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Former POWs And Those MIA
In honor of former Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action for serving their country 2 October 1987 — Map (db m64438) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Montgomery Chapter of the American Ex-Prisoners of War — In Honor Of
September 17, 1999 Non Solum Armis Map (db m64439) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — North American B-25 Mitchell
The North American B-25 Mitchell, named after America's greatest military martyr (Gen Billy Mitchell), made its maiden flight on 19 August 1940 and was ordered in large numbers straight off the drawing board by the Army Air Corps. Internal . . . — Map (db m64449) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — The Air Corps Tactical School
Established here in 1931, was the birthplace and nurturing ground of American air doctrine. In the ferment of a decade of thought and debate, the Air Corps Tactical School gave rise to concepts for the strategic and operational deployment of U.S. . . . — Map (db m79085) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — The Air Power Legacy
In 1931 Maxwell Field began its mission to educate Army Air Corps officers in strategy, tactics, and techniques of air power. Many early Air Force leaders attended Air Corps Tactical School here including Generals Vandenberg, Twining, White, and . . . — Map (db m64369) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — William R. Lawley, Jr. — Colonel USAF (Ret) — 1920 - 1999
Recipient of the Medal of Honor for Conspicuous Gallantry and Intrepidity in Action 20 February 1944 Mission on 20 February 1944 Target: Leipzig, Germany 1st. Lt. William R. Lawley, Jr. & Crew 305th Bomb Group 8th Air . . . — Map (db m64450) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Army Air Corps Enlisted Pilots — 1912 — 1942
Title is text Map (db m95393) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Corporal Vernon L. Burge — First Enlisted Pilot
This statue holds the image of Corporal Vernon L. Burge, the first enlisted man in the history of American military aviation to train as a pilot. His first flight was a reward arranged by the Wright Brothers for assisting with the 1909 Wright . . . — Map (db m95509) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Gunter Annex / Gunter Basic Flying Training School
(obverse) Gunter Annex On 27 Aug. 1940, the AAF leased the Montgomery Municipal Airport for use as a military airfield. During WW II, the field was the home of the AAF Basic Flying Training School and was named in honor of Mayor . . . — Map (db m68111) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 167th Infantry / Alabama’s Own — (4th Alabama)
An Alabama regiment was formed in 1836 to defend Fort Foster in Florida. Same unit, designated the 1st Alabama Volunteers ten years later, served in Mexican War. Mustered again May 4, 1861 as the 4th Alabama Infantry Regiment, it fought in every . . . — Map (db m38897) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 37th Division The Buckeye Division — World War I / World War II & Korea
World War I Camp Sheridan was the site of the August 1917 organization of the Buckeye Division, made up of Ohio National Guardsmen who previously had been serving on the Mexican Border. After training, the 37th went to France in June 1918, . . . — Map (db m38895) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 9th Infantry Division / “The Old Reliables”
The 9th Division was organized on 18 July 1918 at Camp Sheridan for service in World War I. When the War ended, 11 November 1918, deployment of the Division to France was canceled and it was demobilized on 15 February 1919. Reactivated on 1 August . . . — Map (db m76161) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Alabama War Veterans Monument
Dedicated to the gallant war veterans from the State of Alabama whose magnificent valor was shown in all wars — Map (db m84305) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Flame of Freedom
Honoring Alabama * War * Veterans Erected in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the American Legion Department of Alabama March 15,1969 — Map (db m69308) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Harris House
Front Between May 20-24, 1961 Dr. Harris opened this home to a group of 33 students from Nashville, Tennessee, who were challenging interstate bus segregation. Known as the Freedom Riders, the group was attacked at the historic Montgomery . . . — Map (db m86119) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Major Charles W. Davis, Infantry United States Army / "Above and Beyond"
Major Charles W. Davis A native of Montgomery, graduate of Lanier, alumnus of the Universities of Alabama and Maryland. Major Davis was awarded the Medal of Honor as Executive Officer, 2d Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry . . . — Map (db m86129) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Montgomery County World War II Monument
Respectfully dedicated to the memory of the men and women of Montgomery County who made the supreme sacrifice in World War Two.   1941—1945 Around the circular monument On Land, On Sea, and in the Air They Died That . . . — Map (db m94929) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Royal Air Force Burial Ground
Buried here are 78 officers and men of the Royal Air Force who lost their lives whilst training in Montgomery, Alabama during the Second World War. Nearly 1,000 men who died during that war or the First World War when serving with the forces of . . . — Map (db m88770) HM WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Sherman W. White, Jr. — (1919 - 1943) — First Lieutenant, 99th Fighter Squadron
Side 1: Sherman, Sr. and Nettie White lived at this address on W. Jeff Davis Ave. Both teachers, they taught their children Sherman Jr., Willa, James, and Samson to love their country and value education. Willa, James, and Samson would graduate . . . — Map (db m71084) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Pike Road — Taylor Field
Montgomery's first military flying installation was established 200 yards south of this spot in November of 1917. The facility was named for Captain Ralph L. Taylor, who was killed in an airplane crash at Mineola Field, New York in August of 1917. . . . — Map (db m86474) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Pike Road — The Oaks Plantation
House built ca. 1830s by Alexander Carter on small land holding. Increasing fortunes led to a 1780-acre diversified and innovative plantation. Oak trees planted on either side of front drive led to its name. During WWII, an auxiliary landing strip, . . . — Map (db m72014) HM
Alabama (Morgan County), Vinemont — The "Katy-Did" Crash
Eight U.S. Army Air Corps officers and enlisted men were killed one-fourth mile east of here near the Roundtop Community on Sunday, April 9, 1944, at 2:20 p.m. when their B-26C Martin Marauder bomber, nicknamed the “Katy-Did”, crashed . . . — Map (db m80562) HM
Alabama (Pickens County), Aliceville — Aliceville Prisoner of War Camp — 1942 - 1945
During World War II, the United States Army interned 6,000 German prisoners of war here on a 400 acre site, employing 1,000 American military and civilian personnel. Major Karl H. Shriver commanded Corps of Engineers forces which began construction . . . — Map (db m92642) HM
Alabama (Russell County), Fort Benning — Fryar Field
Named in honor of Pvt Elmer E. Fryar Congressional Medal of Honor 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment United States Army — Map (db m60416) HM
Alabama (Russell County), Phenix City — POW ✯ MIA Monument
POW✯MIA You Are Not Forgotten Dedicated to all Our Nation's POW ✯ MIA Past - Present Fort Benning Sergeants Major Association 19 September 2009 — Map (db m69092) WM
Alabama (Russell County), Seale — Holland McTyeire Smith
(obverse) South of this site was the homeplace of Holland McTyeire Smith, born April 20, 1882. He completed the preparatory school at Seale, College at Alabama Polytechnic Institute and the University of Alabama Law School. He was . . . — Map (db m69406) HM
Alabama (Shelby County), Alabaster — Harless Cemetery
Harless Cemetery was established as a burying ground in the early 1800s. It is on land homesteaded by Henry Harless, Jr., that was later owned and subsequently deeded to the cemetery by members of the Wyatt family. The oldest surviving marker is for . . . — Map (db m24914) HM
Alabama (Shelby County), Columbiana — Shelby County War Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of the brave men from Shelby County who gave their lives that freedom and justice should not perish from the earth World War I 1917-1918 John C. Bailey • Girome Blankenship • Luther P. Crim • Jake Evans • James . . . — Map (db m76255) WM
Alabama (Talladega County), Talladega — USS Talladega (APA-208) — Talladega County — "The Tremblin' T"
Seven Battle Stars * * * * * * * World War II * Iwo Jima Operation * Okinawa Gunto Operation First of the 31 ship convoy with occupation troops to dock at Yokohama on VJ Day, September 2, 1945 Korean War * 3rd Korean . . . — Map (db m12212) HM
Alabama (Tallapoosa County), Dadeville — Alabama Mills WWII Memorial
In honor of those who served so gallantly in World War II, 1941 — 1945 and in memory of the following who made the supreme sacrifice Monroe Newman • G.W. Henderson Map (db m95134) WM
Alabama (Tallapoosa County), Dadeville — Tallapoosa County World War II Memorial
Tallapoosa County honors its sons who gave their lives in World War II Sacrifice • Courage Jack N. Adams • Charles W. Allen • Phillip H. Avery • James F. Baker • William C. Baxter • Austin Belyeu • Lois Blankenship • Eddie . . . — Map (db m68162) WM
Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), Tuscaloosa — Gun from the U.S.S. Tuscaloosa
5 inch / 25 caliber “Dual Purpose” secondary artillery gun The U.S.S. Tuscaloosa was equipped with eight such guns, located in single turrets, four on either side of the ship. Developed in the 1920’s, its purpose was for both . . . — Map (db m35507) HM
Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), Tuscaloosa — U.S.S. Tuscaloosa (CA 37)
Built: New York Shipbuilding Co. - Camden, NJ Commissioned August 17, 1934 Type: New Orleans Class Heavy Cruiser Displacement: 9,975 ton Propulsion: 107,000 HP Stream Turbines Speed: 32.7 knots Length: 588 feet Crew size: 708 . . . — Map (db m35511) HM
Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), Tuscaloosa — Willys Jeep
In 1940, the U.S. Army put out a call to automobile manufacturers to produce a fast, lightweight, all terrain vehicle. The answer came in the form of the Willys MB. The Jeep was instrumental in World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam. This . . . — Map (db m35515) HM
Alabama (Walker County), Jasper — Memorial Park
Memorial Park is Jasper’s oldest and largest park located in the historic North Highlands area of the city. Prior to becoming known as the North Highlands area, it was part of a farm owned by an early Jasper businessman, J. R. Kilgore. Jasper, . . . — Map (db m44326) HM
Alabama (Walker County), Jasper — Walker County War Memorial
To those who gave their life so freely that we may live today and tomorrow WW I Adams, Halbert ∙ Adamson, Henry ∙ Bagwell, Tom ∙ Banks, William ∙ Beck, Claude ∙ Beck, Edward ∙ Bell, George ∙ . . . — Map (db m53843) WM
Alaska (Anchorage Borough), Anchorage — Anchorage Aloft!
Few places on earth need air transportation more than Alaska. Towns and villages are isolated, with few roads and even fewer places to build them. Since 1913, when the first tractor biplane was brought to the Anchorage area, Alaskans have pioneered . . . — Map (db m69797) HM
Alaska (Anchorage Borough), Fort Richardson — Fort Richardson National Cemetery-Gate
This gate is dedicated to men of the Armed Forces of the United States who died while serving their country in war and in peace.---In Memory of Kermit Roosevelt. Born 1859-Died 1943-Who fought in the British and American Armies during World Wars I . . . — Map (db m72794) WM
Alaska (Haines Borough), Haines — Fort William H. Seward — A National Historic Landmark
Fort Seward was the first permanent military base in Alaska. Completed in 1904 on 100 acres of land donated by the Presbyterian Church, it remained active until 1944. Named for William H. Seward, the U.S. Secretary of State who arranged the purchase . . . — Map (db m70810) HM
Alaska (Juneau Borough), Juneau — Alaska Native Veterans Memorial
Monument against east wall of house off Whittier Way: This memorial is dedicated to all Alaska Native Veterans, Southeast who served in the United States Armed Forces. Let us not dwell on their passing but remember their . . . — Map (db m69127) WM
Alaska (Juneau Borough), Juneau — USS Juneau (CL-52) Memorial — 'Lest We Forget'
Center Marker Panel: [Rendering of the cruiser USS Juneau(CL-52)] 'Lest We Forget' The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal was as ferocious and decisive as any battle of World War II. It was not won cheaply. The night action of Friday . . . — Map (db m77160) WM
Alaska (Skagway Borough), Skagway — Skagway Remembers
The citizens of Skagway, Alaska wish to forever remember the sacrifices of our military servicemen who died in wartime. These young men left home and community to answer the call to help preserve peace and freedom in the world. World War . . . — Map (db m72787) WM
Alaska (Southeast Fairbanks Borough), Delta Junction — Delta Junction, Alaska — Northern Terminus of the "Alcan" Highway
This highway was constructed during World War II as a military supply route for interior Alaska Military and Airfields in 1942. 7 Army regiments and 42 Contractors and Public Roads Administrators working from Delta Junction South and Dawson Creek . . . — Map (db m59840) HM
Arizona (Apache County), Window Rock — About the Navajo Code Talkers
About the Navajo Code Talkers During World War II the Japanese possessed the ability to break almost any American military code. Over 400 Navajos, with 29 being the original Navajo Code Talkers, stepped forward and developed the most . . . — Map (db m51537) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Bisbee — City of Bisbee Warrior Memorial
The City of Bisbee honors by this memorial her warriors who died in defense of the principles of American Democracy against enemies of freedom in World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the War in Vietnam that their patriotic sacrifice will be . . . — Map (db m28279) WM
Arizona (Cochise County), Sierra Vista — Alvarado Hall
Built 1979 – 1980 Master Sergeant Lorenzo Alvarado 1893 – 1974 In memory of all Americans who served their country with valor and gallantry during World War I and World War II in the pursuit of freedom and liberty for . . . — Map (db m49433) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Sierra Vista — USO Club / NCO Annex / Army Service Club — Landmark Restaurant
400 W. Fry Blvd. Built in 1942 Originally constructed as a USO Club on land purchased by the U.S. Government from Mrs. Margaret Carmichael for the sum of $1.00, this facility served military personnel during World War II. It was closed . . . — Map (db m27893) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Flagstaff — Bushmaster Park
Bushmaster Park is named in memory of Flagstaff's Company I-158th Infantry Regiment, Arizona National Guard, and their sacrifices for freedom made in New Guinea, the Phillipine Islands and Japan from 1941 to 1945. "No greater fighting team ever . . . — Map (db m60932) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Flagstaff — The Navajo Code Talkers
The original thirty-two Code Talkers were organized to develop codes based on their native language which were used extensively during World War II. These and many other Native Americans served bravely throughout the Pacific and other combat zones. . . . — Map (db m33344) HM
Arizona (La Paz County), Bouse — 89 — 736th Tank Battalion (M) SP
Camp Bouse September 1943 to March 1944 "The Kid Battalion" From Normandy to the Elbe: •Normandy •Northern France •Ardennes •Rhineland •Central Europe — Map (db m78563) HM
Arizona (La Paz County), Bouse — 738th Medium Tank Battalion, Special — World War II — 1943 – 1945
Dedicated to the men who gave time in their lives to serve honorably and courageously for our country. We take this moment in time to recognize their achievements which were done with pride and dignity. * * * Campaigns Ardennes - Alsace - . . . — Map (db m29160) HM
Arizona (La Paz County), Bouse — 95 — 739th Tank Battalion (SP) (ME)
Campaigns Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe The 739th Tank Battalion was activated in March 1943 at Fort Lewis, Washington. The officers were from various states, the enlisted personnel from Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana. The . . . — Map (db m78558) HM
Arizona (La Paz County), Bouse — 90 — 740th Tank Battalion — Daredevil Tankers
The 740th tank battalion was activated at Fort Knox, Ky. on March 1, 1943. It trained at Fort Knox and at Camp Bouse, Az. as a canal defense light (CDL) unit and as a standard medium tank battalion from October 15, 1943 to April 24, 1944 then sailed . . . — Map (db m78562) HM
Arizona (La Paz County), Bouse — 155 — 748th Tank Battalion — "The Rhinos"
The 748th Tank Battalion, Medium was activated on 20 August 1942 at Camp Rucker, Alabama. The Rhinos headed for Fort Knox on the 15th of April 1943 for training and on 20 April 1943 were reorganized as a special battalion equipped with CDL . . . — Map (db m92814) HM
Arizona (La Paz County), Bouse — Camp Bouse
General George Patton established Camp Bouse in 1943 in the Butler Valley as the site for training over 5,500 carefully screened and qualified volunteers. These soldiers were trained to use a highly secret weapon called the Canal Defense Light. . . . — Map (db m29165) HM
Arizona (La Paz County), Bouse — 96 — Camp Bouse — The 554th Ordnance - Heavy Maintenance Company (Tanks) — 9th Tank Group CDL Project
Activated 1 April, 1943 at Camp Perry, OH. Completed basic training and then sent to Ft. Knox, KY. Unit then assigned to Camp Bouse, AZ arriving there 9 November, 1943. Maintaining operation of special tanks named "Leaflets" was specific assignment. . . . — Map (db m78557) HM
Arizona (La Paz County), Bouse — 88 — Camp Bouse — The 701st Tank Battalion
Campaigns Central Europe Northern France Rhineland The 701st tank battalion was activated 3/28/43 at Camp Campbell, KY. Here 553 young men and officers began their journey into history. These men began their basic training and for many saw . . . — Map (db m78564) HM
Arizona (La Paz County), Bouse — 86 — Camp Bouse — The 526th A. I. B. - Canal Defense Light Project — Desert Training Center - California – Arizona Maneuver Area
Camp Bouse was established in Butler Valley 30 miles behind this monument in Sept. of 1943. It was one of twelve such camps built in the southwestern deserts to harden and train United States troops for service on the battlefields of World War II. . . . — Map (db m78566) HM
Arizona (La Paz County), Bouse — 114 — George L. Wendt — Headquarters Company — 526 Armored Infantry Battalion
United States Army World War II 1924 – 2002 Whose dedication to the memory of his brothers in arms, who fell in the Battle of the Ardennes, made this historical park possible. — Map (db m78542) HM
Arizona (La Paz County), Bouse — 120 — In Memory of Eight Ball - Morale Officer — Equus asinus — Camp Bouse
He was our drinking buddy While on duty He drank our beer He was Full of good cheer And went to the nurses' quarters around the bend And came to an untimely end, Of the Colonel, he was unaware That it would be the crime of all time . . . — Map (db m78536) HM
Arizona (La Paz County), Bouse — Monument Row
We bring to a close We tried to find We must now impose Units not found 748th Tank Battalion 150th Station Hospital 538th Ordnance Company 166th Quartermaster 629th Quartermaster — Map (db m29161) HM
Arizona (La Paz County), Bouse — 119 — The 526th Armored Infantry Battalion — World War II
In honored memory of those soldiers of the battalion who trained here at Camp Bouse and gave their lives in combat to preserve the freedom of the United States and to set the Peoples of Europe free. Headquarters Company Donald D. . . . — Map (db m78537) HM
Arizona (La Paz County), Parker — Poston Memorial Monument
[ The single 30 foot concrete pillar of the monument symbolizes "unity of spirit". The hexagonal base represents a Japanese stone lantern. The 12 small pillars situated around the monument make it a working sundial. Mounted on the 30 foot pillar . . . — Map (db m32258) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Chandler — Historic A. J. Chandler Park / The Chandler District Honor Roll
Side A: Historic A.J. Chandler Park The centerpiece of Dr. A.J. Chandler’s town design in 1912 was a large, rectangular central park. In the early years, this park was covered in Bermuda grass, trees, and included footbridges over . . . — Map (db m70980) HM WM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Glendale — City of Glendale Veterans Memorial
USS Arizona (BB-39) Launched June 19, 1915 Commissioned October 17, 1916 This memorial honors the human sacrifice and courage of every military veteran who defends the freedom of all Americans, regardless of the battlefront. This is . . . — Map (db m40586) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — A Tribute to the B-29 Super Fortress "FIFI"
This propeller, one of four, was installed on a B-29 Super Fortress. The B-29 was the largest and deadliest American heavy bomber of WWII. It is the aircraft that effectively ended WWII by delivering atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August . . . — Map (db m49868) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — Falcon Field — Mesa, Arizona
This commemorative area was dedicated on May 30, 1991 by her Honor the Mayor of Mesa, Peggy Rubach, in memory of these airmen who gave their lives in the cause of freedom while training at this airfield during World War II. . . . — Map (db m49870) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — Per Ardua Ad Astra — No. 4 British Flying Training School
On June 12th, 1982, this plaque was unveiled to commemorate the years 1941 to 1945 when Falcon Field was established as No. 4 British Flying Training School. To this airfield came many air cadets of the British Royal Air Force, British . . . — Map (db m49869) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Arizona World War II Memorial — Guns to Salute the Fallen
World War II began for the United States with a surprise attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and ended in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945. The two most striking reminders of these events are the sinking of the USS Arizona and . . . — Map (db m72463) WM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Arizona's U.S.S. Arizona Memorial - In Memory of the Gallant Men — Who Gave Their Lives on December 7, 1941 on the Battleship U.S.S. Arizona — During the Attack on Pearl Harbor
In memory of the gallant men who gave their lives on December 7, 1941 on the Battleship U.S.S. Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor Dedicated December 7, 1976 The Honorable Raul H. Castro, Governor of Arizona The contributions . . . — Map (db m26425) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Arizona's War Heroes
John Henry Pruitt, Congressional Medal of Honor Silvestre S. Herrera, Congressional Medal of Honor Ira Hayes, Hero of Iwo Jima; Navajo Code Talkers — Map (db m92589) WM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Father Albert Braun O.F.M. — Born September 5, 1889 Died March 6, 1983
Father Albert was a young missionary and teacher to the Mescalero Apaches in New Mexico and other tribes in Arizona. Father Braun was an Army chaplain in World War I and World War II receiving the Purple Heart and two Silver Stars for his heroic . . . — Map (db m26830) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Jewish War Veterans Memorial
In honor of the Arizonans of the Jewish faith who gave their lives in the service of our country in World War II In Memoriam Sgt. Leno Off April, 1943 • Sgt. Eli Gold - Dec. 29, 1943 • Sgt. Elmer I. Rosner - July 8, 1944 • Lt. Harry . . . — Map (db m27677) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Navajo Code Talkers — United States Marine Corps - World War II
"Were it not for the Navajos, the Marines would never have taken Iwo Jima" Major Howard Connor, USMC 5th Marine Division Signal Officer In recognition of the Navajo Code Talkers who distinguished themselves in developing a Navajo . . . — Map (db m26823) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Papago Park Prisoner Of War Camp
From January, 1944, to March 1946, some 2500 POWs (mostly German Naval personnel) were confined in an isolated complex of barracks and barbed-wire compounds situated north of here along both sides of 64th Street. Twenty-five POWs fled December 23rd . . . — Map (db m87966) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Papago Park's Military History
The military use of Papago Park began in 1909 when the northwest corner of the Park was withdrawn from the public domain for military purposes. This area was used by the 158th Infantry Regiment of the First Arizona Volunteer Infantry (National . . . — Map (db m87962) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Tribute to Navajo Code Talkers
This tribute represents the spirit of the Navajo Code Talkers, a group of more than 400 U.S. Marines who bravely served their country during World War II. Their mission: to utilize the Navajo language in the creation of an unbreakable secret . . . — Map (db m50932) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — U.S.S. Arizona Signal Mast — In Memory of the Crew of the U.S.S. Arizona (BB39)
The upper 26 feet of the mast before you is the top portion of the main mast of the U.S.S. Arizona and is known as the signal mast or "pig-stick". The battleship U.S.S. Arizona (BB 39) was sunk at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The . . . — Map (db m26610) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — Kingman Veteran's Memorial
In eternal memory of all Veterans of Kingman Past, Present and Future May your deeds and service never be forgotten or taken for granted. With the sincerest of appreciation to the following, who made this memorial a reality: . . . — Map (db m29359) WM
Arizona (Navajo County), Whiteriver — White Mountain Apache War Memorial — January 11, 1969
Roy Burnette Ross Colelay Ross Pinal Cyrus Burnette — Map (db m49552) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Catalina Federal Honor Camp — Gordon Hirabayashi Recreation Site
Why Put A Prison On A Mountain? Honor Camp prisoners built the Mt. Lemmon Highway In the early 20th century, the only road to Mt. Lemmon began at the town of Oracle and snaked up the north face of the mountain. Construction . . . — Map (db m83017) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — These Immortal Chaplains
Catholic, Protestant, Jewish Interfaith in Action Lt. Goode – Lt. Poling Lt. Fox – Lt. Washington Sacrificed their lives for men of all faiths February 3, 1943 — Map (db m66998) WM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — U.S.S. Arizona 1916 - Wilber L. "Bill" Bower U of A Outstanding Achievement Awards
The bell in this clock tower is one of the two original ship's bells salvaged from the battleship U.S.S. Arizona following the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. In 1944, Wilber L. "Bill" Bowers, UA Class of 1927, discovered the bell . . . — Map (db m31199) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge — Ardennes
Front of monument: World War II December 16, 1944 January 25, 1945 Triumph of Courage Rear of monument: The Battle of the Bulge was fought by the U.S. Army in the heavily forested Ardennes region of eastern . . . — Map (db m83246) WM
Arizona (Pinal County), Bapchule — In Memory of the Men of St. Peter's Mission
Erected Nov. 11, 1945 In Memory of the Men of St. Peter's Mission Who served in World War II * Anthony Jose USA • Felix Kayyittan USA • Leo B. Manuel USA • Leonard Pangott USA • Roger Osife USA • Albert J Moreno USMC • Chester J . . . — Map (db m33700) HM
Arizona (Pinal County), Florence — Camp Florence
This memorial is dedicated to the men and women who served our county in war and peace and to a significant era of rich local history. Camp Florence, an army training facility, once occupied the grounds now known as "Four Parks". Beginning in . . . — Map (db m32440) HM
Arizona (Pinal County), Gila River — Gila River Internment Center - Rivers, Arizona
Rivers, Arizona Gila River Indian Community land was selected by the United States Government as one of ten camp sites and construction was started without the permission of the community. The permit for the United States Government to use the . . . — Map (db m34537) HM
Arizona (Pinal County), Sacaton — Dedicated to Ira H. Hayes USMC
Dedicated to Ira H. Hayes USMC February 23rd 1992 by the Memorial Committee Lance Lewis Director, Shirley Lewis Coordinator JR Currea Artist In Country Vietnam Veterans Post 2 Tempe Arizona Ira H. Hayes American . . . — Map (db m32845) HM
Arizona (Pinal County), Sacaton — Honoring Native American Women Veterans
Honoring Native American Women Veterans Dedicated February 22, 2003 American Legion Post 84 Sacaton, AZ Sculptor: Oscar Urrea Artist: Jim Covarrubias — Map (db m32844) WM
Arizona (Yuma County), Dateland — 111 — Datelan Army Air Field
Datelan Army Air Field was established here January 1, 1943. The site was chosen due to the availability of water and the adjacent location of the Yuma Gunnery Range. Construction was completed June 1, 1943. Datelan AAF was a sub-base of Yuma Army . . . — Map (db m78545) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Dateland — 110 — Hyder Divisional Camp-Horn Divisional Camp Desert Training Center — California-Arizona Maneuver Area — United States Army
Camps Hyder & Horn were established 10 miles north of Dateland in the fall of 1943. They were 2 of 15 desert camps built to harden and train United States Troops for service in World War II. The Desert Training Center was a simulated theater of . . . — Map (db m78546) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Dateland — The 81st Infantry Division
Here trained For Victory Under Desert Skies The 81st Infantry Division The Wildcats 1943 In Memoriam Privates Robert J Vilella Paul M. West Earl S. Smith James J. DeCarlo Lynn Ramsey Clyde B. Slayton Arden . . . — Map (db m28937) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Camp Laguna — Desert Training Center — California – Arizona Maneuver Area
Camp Laguna operated from April 1942 to April 1944. It was one of twelve such camps built in the southwestern deserts to train United States troops during World War II. The Desert Training Center, a simulated theater of operations, included . . . — Map (db m29061) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Italians at the Yuma Test Branch
During World War II, the Yuma proving ground of the United States Army Corps of Engineers was known as the Yuma Test Branch, which was used as a floating-bridge test facility. By 1944, more allied troop support was needed to conduct the bridge tests . . . — Map (db m29059) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — World War II Bridge Test Site
In January 1943 the Yuma Test Branch of the Engineer Board of the Corps of Engineers commenced test operations on fixed and floating bridges at Imperial Dam. Tests were conducted in both sluiceways as well as above and below the dam. Transportation . . . — Map (db m29058) HM
Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Air Force Cross – Navy Cross – Distinguished Service Cross

The Distinguished Service Cross (Army), Navy Cross, and Air Force Cross are equivalent awards. They are given to any service person who, while serving, distinguishes himself or herself by extraordinary heroism not justifying the award of the . . . — Map (db m90867) HM WM

Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Bronze Star Medal

The Bronze Star Medal is awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity in or with the military of the United States after 6 December 1941 distinguished himself or herself by heroic or meritorious service or achievement, not involving . . . — Map (db m90855) HM

Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Distinguished Flying Cross

A bronze patee on which is superimposed a four-bladed propeller, the Distinguished Flying Cross is awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States distinguishes himself or herself by heroism . . . — Map (db m90865) HM

Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Legion of Merit

The Legion of Merit was the first American decoration awarded to citizens of Foreign Nations. There are four degrees of award. They are Chief Commander, Commander, Officer, and Legionaire/Legion of Merit. Only the Legion of Merit is awarded to . . . — Map (db m90866) HM

Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Medal of Honor

The Medal of Honor is the highest Military decoration awarded by the United States. It is bestowed on a member of the American Armed Forces, who distinguishes himself or herself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life . . . — Map (db m90869) HM WM

Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Purple Heart

In 1782 General George Washington created a new military badge for Enlisted Men and Non-Commissioned Officers called the Badge of Military Merit. This was the forerunner of the Purple Heart that we know today. The award fell into disuse until . . . — Map (db m90776) HM WM

Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Silver Star Medal

Criteria: The Silver Star Medal is awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States is cited for gallantry in action while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing . . . — Map (db m90778) HM WM

Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — The Terrible Cost of World War II

SACRIFICE: In 1939 the active United States military totaled 335,000, and during the conflict more than 16 million men and women had served. Tens of millions of men and women throughout the world were in military service in other nations . . . — Map (db m91985) HM

Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Triumph in Europe — "Europe - Liberty's Victorious Conflict"

Following World War I, the United States remained isolated from world affairs as economic and political factors led to the rise of nationalistic powers in the Soviet Union, Germany, Italy, and Japan. A series of bold moves by Germany and weak . . . — Map (db m91954) HM

Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — United States Commanders in Chief

[Written on the initial marker, provided for context] Our Constitution names the President of the United States the Commander in Chief of all the Armed Forces. Presidents who have served in our military are displayed on the following . . . — Map (db m92421) HM WM

Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — United States Commanders in Chief

[Written on the initial marker, provided for context] Our Constitution names the President of the United States the Commander in Chief of all the Armed Forces. Presidents who have served in our military are displayed on the following . . . — Map (db m92423) HM WM

Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — United States Commanders in Chief

[Written on the initial marker, provided for context] Our Constitution names the President of the United States the Commander in Chief of all the Armed Forces. Presidents who have served in our military are displayed on the following . . . — Map (db m92424) HM WM

Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Victory in the Pacific

The Japanese attack on our military installations in Hawaii was only one of a series of victories in late 1941 and early 1942 gained by them. By the summer of 1942 Japan controlled huge portions of Asia and the Pacific. Fortunately for the . . . — Map (db m91992) HM

Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Women in World War II

During the war more than 300,000 women would join the armed forces, many helping to free men to fight on the battlefronts. They served in both the European and Pacific Theaters of Operation as clerks, radio operators, mechanics, ferry pilots, . . . — Map (db m91956) HM

Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — World War II Home Front

Following the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the massive American production might was mobilized. After that attack the production of most non-essential consumer goods was halted or curtailed, and manufacturing facilities . . . — Map (db m92187) HM

Arkansas (Drew County), Monticello — Walls of War — Drew County Veterans Memorial
Erected by the citizens of Drew County in honor of all who served or who may serve and dedicated to those who gave their lives that we might be free. Veterans Day 1988. World War I B.C. Bast, George F. Cater, Chisley Garrison, Forrest . . . — Map (db m85089) HM
Arkansas (Mississippi County), Osceola — South Mississippi County War Memorial
In Memoriam To those men from South Mississippi County who gave their lives in World Wars I & II, Korea, and Southeast Asia Lt. John McGavock Grider - PVT. William A. Charles PFC Clarence Croft - CPL. Billie W. Craine PFC Hershel Brock . . . — Map (db m36534) WM
Arkansas (Saline County), Bauxite — Bauxite, Arkansas
Following the discovery of extensive bauxite ore deposits in 1887, an ore drying plant was located here by The Pittsburg Reduction Co. In 1903 a small village was laid out to house the workers. This village which included a bank, hospital, theater . . . — Map (db m96634) HM
Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — Purple Heart Memorial — Combat Wounded Veterans
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Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — Veterans Memorial — To All Who Served

Military Conflicts in U.S. History

American Revolution (1775-1783) War of 1812 (1812-1815) Mexican War (1846-1848) Civil War (1861-1865) Indian Wars (Colonial Era to 1890) Spanish American War (1898) The Boxer Rebellion . . . — Map (db m92338) WM

Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — Veterans Memorial Carillon

AMVETS in conjunction with the Citizens of the area dedicated this carillon as a living memorial to Arkansas-Oklahoma Veterans who served their country honorably for the Cause of Freedom November 11, 1986 Fort Smith National . . . — Map (db m92342) WM

Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — William O. Darby — Arkansas — Brig. General U. S. Army World War II

Born in Fort Smith Ark. Feb. 8, 1911 Graduate U.S.M.A. June 1933 Assistant Comdr. 10th Mountain Div. Died in Po Valley Italy Apr. 30, 1945 Organized First Ranger Bn. CO Ranger Force - Tunisia-Sicily-Italy 1942-1944 Comdr. 179th . . . — Map (db m92348) HM WM

California (Alameda County), Alameda — The Jimmy Doolittle Pier – Alameda Naval Air Station — Pier No. 3
On April 1, 1942, sixteen B-25 bombers were hoisted to the flight deck of the carrier Hornet and parked there, while moored at Pier No. 3 at U.S. Naval Station in Alameda. The B-25 detachment consisted of seventy officers and one hundred thirty . . . — Map (db m29431) HM
California (Alameda County), Dublin — 1943 Fleet City 1946 — Shoemaker, California
During World War II 3,396 acres were purchased for the largest naval installation in the U.S. Three navy bases sat adjacent to each other in an area known as Fleet City. Camp Parks located along Dougherty Road, The U.S. Naval Hospital among . . . — Map (db m94022) HM
California (Alameda County), Emeryville — Key Route Terminal
This was the main terminal for the Key System Railway during World War II. The Shipyard Railway – also known as the “Pass the Ammunition” Railway – was built by the Key System for the United States Maritime . . . — Map (db m72396) HM
California (Alameda County), Fremont — World War II War Memorial
In Memory of War Heros World War II 1941 Ernest A. Azevedo Joseph T. Silveira Tony Carodza, Jr. — Map (db m26636) HM
California (Alameda County), Oakland — USS Oakland Mast
The ship’s mast in front of you is salvaged from the USS Oakland, an anti-aircraft cruiser – typical of many ships that received supplies sent from the Oakland Naval Supply Depot during World War II. The Oakland was assigned to the . . . — Map (db m72102) WM
California (Alameda County), Oakland — 442nd Regimental Combat Team Memorial
Dedicated on August 7, 1992, by E Company Veterans of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the most decorated United States Army Unit of World War II. The all volunteer 442nd Combat Team was composed of Americans of Japanese ancestry, from the . . . — Map (db m64182) HM WM
California (Alameda County), Oakland — Asian Resource Center
1922 A neo-gothic Code Machine Factory never realized On the top floor Women of Chinatown sewed parachutes for WWII — Map (db m72763) HM
California (Alameda County), Piedmont — Honor Roll
World War I Egbert Williams Beach • Henry Augustus Butters • Otto Julius Carlsen • Frank Jay Field • Thomas Edward Graves • Carl Castlemayne Jones • Hunter McClure World War II George David Anderson • John R. Anderson, Jr. • James . . . — Map (db m72281) WM
California (Alameda County), San Leandro — Still on Patrol
Three monuments honor the submarines and their crews lost during the Second World War: U.S. Navy Submarines paid heavily for their success in World War II. A total of 374 officers and 3121 men are on board these 52 U.S. Submarines . . . — Map (db m94812) WM
California (Amador County), Sutter Creek — In Memory of the Heros of Amador County
Who Died in World War I G. Bulaich • J.A. Cuneo • F.S. Ferrari • B.L Flitcraft • B.F. Forbes • LT. Griesabach • P.W. Hamm • J.R. Hyland • A. Kretcher • G. Koprivica • R.E. Noce • R. Pew • W.H. Pritchard • S.C. Quirollo • R. Rugne • C.P. Sevey • . . . — Map (db m85621) WM
California (Amador County), Sutter Creek — To Remember the Men of Amador County Who Died in The World War
[There are four markers mounted on the monument; one each for World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam. The first three are mounted on the north side and the fourth is mounted on the south side of monument] [World War I] To . . . — Map (db m13421) WM
California (Amador County), Volcano — Volcano
Discovered in 1848 by Colonel Stevenson’s men who mined Soldiers’ Gulch in ’49. First covered wagon party sluiced rich gravel beds. By ’53, men swarmed flats and gulches naming them picturesquely. Hydraulic operations, begun in ’55, brought . . . — Map (db m11365) HM
California (Butte County), Chico — United States Submarine Crews Memorial
To the United States 52 Submarines and And Their Gallant Crews Who Sacrificed Their Lives In World War II “Lest We Forget These Boats on Eternal Patrol” Sealion • S · 36 • S · 26 • Shark • Perch • S · 27 . . . — Map (db m29738) HM
California (Butte County), Oroville — Oroville Municipal Airport
The City of Oroville built the Oroville Municipal Airport in 1933 and it proudly served as a WW II Training Base Mural circa 1942 Dedicated 1996 — Map (db m61601) HM
California (Butte County), Paradise — Paradise Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to those Who made the Ultimate Sacrifice Arguello, Robert • Collins, Clarence, Cpl • Casey, Liam Soueph, Pfc • Clewett, Kenneth, Cpt • Darting, Leslie • Hill, Dale Evan, Pfc • Collins, Clarence H. • Knox, Merrill Irven, Cpl • . . . — Map (db m66137) WM
California (Calaveras County), Copperopolis — 296 — Copperopolis — The Town of
With the discovery of copper ore in 1860 by Thomas McCarty and William K. Reed, the town of Copperopolis sprang into existence and soon became the largest producer of copper in the western United States. The population of Copperopolis grew to exceed . . . — Map (db m13004) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Martinez — Martinez Troops-In-Transit Canteen — Former Site Of — Opened October 17, 1943 • Closed February 15, 1946
World War II 401,522 traveling servicemen and women, escorts, and children given rest and refreshment served by 1,438 volunteer hostesses Community supported • U.S.O. aided — Map (db m53423) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Pittsburg — Federal Relocation of Italians in America During World II
In Remembrance of the Injustice Caused by the Federal Relocation of Italians in America During World War II From February 24, 1942 to October 12, 1942, nearly 1600 Italian residents of Pittsburg, California, having been declared . . . — Map (db m37444) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Richmond — "Victory ships were a bigger, complicated ship." — Reverend Ross Hidy, pastor — S.S. Red Oak Victory
The S.S. Red Oak Victory is an example of the enormous scale of work completed by ordinary men and women to help the war effort. Constructed in eight-seven days, the S.S. Red Oak Victory was one of ten Victory ships commissioned by the United States . . . — Map (db m94840) HM

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