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50th Anniversary of World War II

 
 
50th Anniversary of World War II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 3, 2011
1. 50th Anniversary of World War II Marker
Inscription.
Fiftieth Anniversary
As nations become increasingly independent, those who understand the world will lead it.

Battle zones in which members of the Class of 1942 served in air and ground combat.
World War II

* * Europe North Africa Sicily – Italy Normandy – France Rhineland – Central Europe * * Japan ~ Philippines ~ Central Pacific India Burma ~ Western Pacific China * *

 
Erected 1992 by USMA Class of 1942.
 
Location. 41° 23.747′ N, 73° 57.559′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Howard Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of the United States Military Academy, on the terrace on the east side of Eisenhower Hall. Marker is in this post office area: West Point NY 10996, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Class of 1942 World War II Deaths (a few steps from this marker); The Hand of the Aggressor (a few steps from this marker); Douglas MacArthur (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 150 Pounder Armstrong Gun Captured at Fort Fisher, North Carolina – January 15, 1865
50th Anniversary of World War II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 3, 2011
2. 50th Anniversary of World War II Marker
(about 500 feet away); 8 Inch (150-pounder) Armstrong Gun (about 500 feet away); Battery Sherburne (about 600 feet away); Welcome to Trophy Point (about 700 feet away); U.S. Military Academy (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in West Point.
 
More about this marker. The marker is a circular memorial containina a map of the world. Stars on the map indicate the sites of World War II battles in which members of the USMA Class of 1942 participated.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
Marker on the Eisenhower Hall Terrace image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 3, 2011
3. Marker on the Eisenhower Hall Terrace
Marker at West Point image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 3, 2011
4. Marker at West Point
Marker is seen here from just outside of Crest Hall.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 387 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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