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Fort DuPont World War II Memorial

 
 
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By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
1. Fort DuPont World War II Memorial
Inscription.  The U.S Army’s World War II XIII Corps (Dec ’42-Sept ’45) stationed its headquarters at Ft. DuPont (May ’43-June’44) prior to transferring to Eto. XIII Corps troops reached the Elbe River, near Tangermunde, Germany, in April 1945, the closest that the American Forces came to Berlin, about 50 miles, prior to VE-Day.

Commanders:
(Dec’42-Nov’43) Maj. Gen. Emil F. Reinhardt
(Dec ’43-Sept ’45) Lt. Gen. Alvan C. Gillem Jr. Presented by XIII Corps Association 26 September 1992
 
Erected 1992 by XIII Corps Association.
 
Location. 39° 34.35′ N, 75° 35.118′ W. Marker is in Delaware City, Delaware, in New Castle County. Memorial is on Sussex Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Delaware City DE 19706, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Parade Grounds (a few steps from this marker); Post Exchange (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Headquarters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Commanding Officer Quarters (about 400 feet away);
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By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
2. Fort DuPont World War II Memorial
Officers Row (about 500 feet away); Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort DuPont (approx. 0.3 miles away); Christ Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delaware City.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
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By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
3. Fort DuPont Historical Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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