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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

6th Marine Division

 
 
6th Marine Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
1. 6th Marine Division Marker
Inscription.

The 6th Marine Division captured two-thirds of Okinawa; the 22nd Regiment raised the American flag on the northern and southern ends of the island and stormed Sugar Loaf Hill. They were cited for their drive across the ASA Estuary, 11 May - 1 June 1944, that led to the breaking of the Shure Line.

Awarded the Presidential Citation.
 
Location. 39° 46.763′ N, 84° 6.751′ W. Marker is in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Click for map. Marker (Memorial Wall #1, 073) is in the Memorial Park of the National Museum of the United States Air Force, with museum access off Springfield Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Spaatz Street, Dayton OH 45433, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 47th Fighter Squadron (here, next to this marker); AC-130A Spectre Gunship II (here, next to this marker); SSgt Forrest Ray Cope (here, next to this marker); 504th Bomb Group (VH) (here, next to this marker); Frederick W. Kaufmann, Colonel, USAF (here, next to this marker); USAF Pilot Class 1954E (here, next to this marker); Michael Slepecky, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Army Air Corps Flying Cadet Class 41-B (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
 
Also see . . .

Memorial Wall #1 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Memorial Wall #1

1. 6th Marine Division Official Website. (Submitted on July 29, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 6th Marine Division on Facebook. (Submitted on July 29, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 6th Marine Division WWII Color Photos. (Submitted on July 29, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. NMUSAF Memorial Park Diagram. (Submitted on July 29, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
Memorial Wall #1 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Memorial Wall #1
NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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