Guilford in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Guilford World War II Monument
1941 – 1945
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Guilford was home to over five hundred men and women who served in every branch of the United States armed forces. During the period of December 7, 1941, to September 11, 1945. Our citizens fought and endured in every battle on land and sea and in the air, from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay in the Pacific Theater and from North Africa to Berlin in the European Theater. Scores of our men were wounded in combat. Sixteen lost their lives. We, the citizens of Guilford, establish this memorial as a place of reflection for future generations, that they forever remember the sacrifices and services made
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The citizens of Guilford who served on the home front labored intensively in support of the war effort. Over one hundred farms produced dairy, poultry, fruits and vegetables, beef and pork products for our service personnel, our allies and Americans all across our land. Many men and women worked the three shifts at New Departure, producing ball bearings that turned the treads of tanks, the propellers of aircraft and the intricate mechanisms of the Norden Bombsight. Several Guilford foundries such as I.S. Spencer, produced metal products for the war effort. Older men and women served as airplane spotters and air raid wardens. Young boys and girls scoured the fields and yards for old tires and scrap metal. We worked as a community in unison with people all around the world to preserve democracy and the dignity of mankind.
Location. 41° 16.912′ N, 72° 40.856′ W. Marker is in Guilford, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is at the intersection of Boston Street and Park Street, on the right when traveling west on Boston Street. Located on the Guilford Green. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guilford CT 06437, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Guilford World War I Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Guilford Spanish-American War Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Guilford (about 300 feet away); Guilford Granite (about 400 feet away); Nathaniel Elliot Home (about 400 feet away); Guilford Revolutionary War Memorial (about 400 feet away); Guilford Soldier's Monument (about 400 feet away); Guilford Korean War Monument (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guilford.
Categories. • War, World II •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 357 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 12, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.