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Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

17th Airborne Division

1943 - 1945

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 27, 2019
1. 17th Airborne Division Marker
Inscription.  
In memory of the 1480 airborne troopers
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


Rhineland


Central Europe


Thunder from Heaven

 
Erected 1993.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, 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 National Cemetery, 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
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(within shouting distance of this marker); 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 National Cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 3 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 27, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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