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Paris in Lamar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

World War II Pacific Theater

Dec. 7, 1941 - Sept. 2, 1945

 
 
World War II Pacific Theater Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fledderman, January 1, 2019
1. World War II Pacific Theater Memorial
Inscription.  
Estimated totals
Killed: 111,606 Wounded: 253,142

Although Europe had been at war since September 1, 1939 the United States did not become involved until December 7, 1941 when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hawaii and several other locations in what would become known as the Pacific Theater of WWII. December 8, 1941, President Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan. Suddenly America was drawn into a global war. Allied with Australia, a massive cooperative effort between governments, industries and the populations began to supply soldiers, equipment and materiel needed to win the war. The fighting continued in the Pacific until shortly after the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan: Hiroshima - August 6, 1945, and Nagasaki - August 9, 1945. Japan unconditionally surrendered shortly after officially ending WWII on September 2, 1945.
 
Erected 2016 by Turner Industries Group, L.L.C. in Memory of Bert S. Turner.
 
Location. 33° 38.373′ 
World War II Pacific Theater Memorial behind the Ring of Honor in back right. image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fledderman, January 1, 2019
2. World War II Pacific Theater Memorial behind the Ring of Honor in back right.
N, 95° 31.397′ W. Marker is in Paris, Texas, in Lamar County. Memorial can be reached from South Collegiate Drive north of Jefferson Road (County Road 1507), on the right when traveling north. Located at the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2025 South Collegiate Drive, Paris TX 75460, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War II European Theater (here, next to this marker); World War I (here, next to this marker); Korean War (a few steps from this marker); Global War on Terror (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam War (a few steps from this marker); Spanish-American War (a few steps from this marker); American Civil War (a few steps from this marker); Texas Revolution (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Nearby World War II panels of names on Ring of Honor. image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fledderman, January 1, 2019
3. Nearby World War II panels of names on Ring of Honor.
Entrance to the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial. image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fledderman, January 1, 2019
4. Entrance to the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 8, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 6, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 6, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   3. submitted on January 8, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4. submitted on January 6, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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