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Andersonville in Sumter County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Memorial to POW’s at Hiroshima Japan

National Prisoner of War Museum

 

—Andersonville National Historic Site —

 
Memorial to POW’s at Hiroshima Japan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 23, 2001
1. Memorial to POW’s at Hiroshima Japan Marker
Inscription. In honor and memory of the U.S. Army Air Force and U.S. Navy airmen who lost their lives while prisoners of war at Hiroshima, Japan, the day of the bomb-August 6, 1945.

*S/Sgt. Charles O. Baumgartner-USAAF
*2nd/Lt. Durden Looper-USAAF
*2nd /Lt. James M. Ryan-USAAF
*Sgt. Hugh H. Atkinson-USAAF
*Cpl. John A. Long, Jr.-USSAF
*S/Sgt Buford J. Ellison-USAAF
*S/Sgt. Ralph J. Neal-USSAF
*Lt. /JG. Raymond G. Porter-USN
*A/3C. Normand Roland Brissette-USN.

“The bravery, suffering, and devotion to duty…earned them a preeminent place in the hearts of all Americans. Their heroism is a beacon to follow forever.” –President Ronald Reagan June 27, 1985.
 
Location. 32° 11.83′ N, 84° 7.615′ W. Marker is in Andersonville, Georgia, in Sumter County. Marker is on POW Road. Click for map. The marker is affixed to the exterior wall of the patio in the back of the National Prisoner of War Museum at the Andersonville National Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Andersonville GA 31711, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battling Bastards of Bataan (here, next to this marker); This Was Andersonville (a few steps from this marker); Memorial to American Former Prisoners of War Stalag XVII-B

Wall at Andersonville National Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 23, 2001
2. Wall at Andersonville National Historic Site
(within shouting distance of this marker); Earthwork Defenses (within shouting distance of this marker); National Prisoner of War Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); The Expanded Stockade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shebangs (about 400 feet away); Monuments and Memories (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Andersonville.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Entrance to the National Prisoner of War Museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 23, 2001
3. Entrance to the National Prisoner of War Museum
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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