Fort Indiantown Gap in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
40 & 8 Boxcar
Erected by Questers of Pennsylvania.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Cold • War, World I • War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Merci Train Boxcars series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 6, 1949.
Location. 40° 25.922′ N, 76° 34.206′ W. Marker is in Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, in Lebanon County. Marker is at the intersection of Fisher Avenue and Clement Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Fisher Avenue. Located in the triangle formed at the intersection of the streets on Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard Training Facility. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annville PA 17003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge (here, next to this marker); Saint-Avold Tribute to 3rd American Army (a few steps from this marker); 95th Infantry Division Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); M2/M59 Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); M915A1 Line Haul Tractor (within shouting distance of this marker); M578 LRV (within shouting distance of this marker); M42 Duster (within shouting distance of this marker); M110 Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Indiantown Gap.
Also see . . . Mercitrain.org website about the Pennsylvania Boxcar and its history. Includes many photos of the artifacts included in the boxcar from the French people. (Submitted on February 11, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 4,686 times since then and 173 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.