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Memorial to POWs at Hiroshima, Japan

National Prisoner of War Museum

 

—Andersonville National Historic Site —

 
Memorial to POWs at Hiroshima, Japan Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 26, 2017
1. Memorial to POWs 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-USAAF
-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 Macon County. Marker is on POW Road. Touch 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); To the Vermonters who Perished at Andersonville (a few steps from

Memorial to POWs at Hiroshima, Japan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 23, 2001
2. Memorial to POWs at Hiroshima, Japan Marker
this marker); This Was Andersonville (within shouting distance of this marker); 27th Bombardment Group (within shouting distance of this marker); Oflag 64 Prisoners of War (within shouting distance of this marker); American Ex-Prisoners of War (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Andersonville.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Wall at Andersonville National Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 23, 2001
3. Wall at Andersonville National Historic Site
Entrance to the National Prisoner of War Museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 23, 2001
4. Entrance to the National Prisoner of War Museum
Memorial to POWs at Hiroshima, Japan Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 26, 2017
5. Memorial to POWs at Hiroshima, Japan Marker
The marker is the middle marker in this group of three, southeast of the exit from the Visitors Center towards the Andersonville prison site.
Memorial to POWs at Hiroshima, Japan Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 26, 2017
6. Memorial to POWs at Hiroshima, Japan Marker
The marker can be seen here in the middle of this group of three markers, with a portion of the site's memorial artwork in the foreground.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 24, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   2, 3, 4. submitted on March 13, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   5. submitted on January 24, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   6. submitted on February 9, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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