Arlington in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
17th Airborne Division
1943 - 1945
who paid the Supreme Sacrifice while
serving in Europe during World War II
Dedicated for the 50th Anniversary of Division Activation
April 15, 1943
Battle of the Bulge
Thunder from Heaven
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • War, World II. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list.
Location. 38° 52.732′ N, 77° 4.093′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Memorial is on McClellan Drive east of Grant Drive, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Memorial Avenue, Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Military Order of the World Wars (a few steps from this marker); 505th Parachute Infantry Regimental Combat Team (a few steps from this marker); U.S.S. Houston and H.M.A.S. Perth U.S. Navy Bombing Squadron VB104 (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Airborne Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 63rd Infantry Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McClellan Gate (about 300 feet away); 173d Airborne Brigade (Sep) (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 37 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on July 27, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.