Arcadia in DeSoto County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Arcadia Oak Ridge Cemetery
No 5 BFTS was established at Carlstrom and Clewiston in Florida, where 23 cadets lost their lives during training. Their graves in this cemetery are cared for by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The Commission is responsible for the maintenance of graves and memorials for 1,700,000 members of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars in some 150 countries. The war dead commemorated here and elsewhere are of several faiths and of none.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, World II.
Location. 27° 13.562′ N, 81° 52.228′ W. Marker is in Arcadia, Florida, in DeSoto County. Marker can be reached from Levines Street west of North Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arcadia FL 34266, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The British Plot (here, next to this marker); Florida Baptist Orphanage (approx. 0.7 miles away); Arcadia City Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); Arcadia Historic District (approx. one mile away); DeSoto County (approx. 1.1 miles away); DeSoto County War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); DeSoto County Veterans Memorial Flag Pole (approx. 1.1 miles away); DeSoto County World War I Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arcadia.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 373 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.