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The 32d Red Arrow Division

 
 
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By K. Linzmeier, August 21, 2010
1. The 32d Red Arrow Division Marker
Inscription.
In Honor of
the Members of
The 32d Red
Arrow Division


Formed 18 July 1917
World War I
6 April 1917 – 11 November 1918
Campaigns "France"
Alsace • Aisne-Marne • Oise-Aisne • Meuse-Argonne
Casualties: Killed 2,671·Wounded 10,242·Prisoners 103·Total 13,016.
Occupation of Germany
17 November 1918 – 18 April 1919
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Activated 15 October 1940
World War II
7 December 1941 – 15 August 1945
Campaigns "New Guinea"
Papuan-Buna • Saidor • Aitape • Morota • Biak
"Philippine Islands"
Leyte • Luzon
Casualties: Killed 3,235·Wounded 10,711·Missing 178·Total 14,124.
Occupation of Japan
14 October 1945 – 28 February 1946
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Berlin Crises
15 October 1961 – 10 August 1962

 
Erected 1971 by the John Hicks Trust Fund.
 
Location. 44° 1.559′ N, 88° 34.614′ W. Marker is in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in Winnebago County. Marker is at the intersection of North Westfield Street and Taft Avenue on North Westfield Street. Click for map. Marker is at Red Arrow Park. Marker is in this post office area: Oshkosh WI 54902, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By K. Linzmeier, August 21, 2010
2. The 32d Red Arrow Division Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elizabeth Batchelder Davis Children’s Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); Coles Bashford House (approx. 0.6 miles away but has been reported missing); Rainbow Memorial Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Knaggs Ferry (approx. one mile away); Edgar Sawyer House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Spanish–American War Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); The University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh (approx. 1.2 miles away but has been reported missing); G.A.R. Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oshkosh.
 
More about this marker. The monument has a 12-foot long red arrow hewed from a single block of red granite. The quarrying of the block took four months of work by the Lake Wausau Granite Company, the only quarry which G. Reinke & Company could find which could supply a large enough granite block.
The monument was dedicated on August 14, 1971. Eight days later, the shaft was destroyed by lightning. It was later replaced and rededicated on September 14, 1975.
Source: Oshkosh Daily Northwestern; March 15, 1971; November 18, 1971; September 11, 1975.
 
Also see . . .  32nd Infantry Division. Wikipedia entry. "During tough combat in France in World War I, it soon acquired
The 32d Red Arrow Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, August 21, 2010
3. The 32d Red Arrow Division Marker
from the French the nickname Les Terribles, referring to its fortitude in advancing over terrain previous units could not." (Submitted on February 15, 2011.) 
 
Categories. War, World IWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 735 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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