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Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

U.S. Events of World War II

 
 
U.S. Events of World War II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 9, 2006
1. U.S. Events of World War II Marker
Inscription.  
1941
Japan attacks Pearl Harbor December 7.
1942
Battle of Coral Sea-May 7
Battle of Midway-June 4
US offensive at Guadalcanal-August 7
Papua New Guinea Campaign-September 15
Operation Torch North Africa-November 8
1943
North Africa War ends-May 13
South Pacific offensive begins-June 30
Allies conquer Sicily-August 17
Central Pacific Campaign begins-November 20
1944
D-Day-June 6
Allied invasion of Southern France-August 15
Invasion of Germany-September 11
Battle of the Bulge-December 16
1945
Philippines Luzon Campaign-June 9
Battle of Iwo Jima-February 19
Battle of Okinawa-April 1
Death of Franklin D. Roosevelt-April 12
Fall of Berlin-May 2
Atomic bombs dropped on Japan-August 6-9.

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
 
Location. 30° 15.976′ N, 97° 43.558′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Memorial is on East 11th Street east of Navasota Street, on the left when traveling east
A nearby State Cemetery of Texas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 9, 2006
2. A nearby State Cemetery of Texas Marker
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. The marker is in Texas State Cemetery, Monument Hill Section 1. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 909 Navasota Street, Austin TX 78702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gold Star Mothers of Texas Monument (here, next to this marker); Military Order of the Purple Heart Monument (a few steps from this marker); Sailor from the Belle Shipwreck (within shouting distance of this marker); State Cemetery of Texas (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Winslow Turner (about 400 feet away); James Allison York (about 400 feet away); Dr. Gideon Lincecum (about 400 feet away); George Weedon (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 21, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Apr. 11, 2021