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Carbondale in Jackson County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

World War II

 
 
World War II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
1. World War II Marker
Inscription.  War began in 1939 between the Axis (Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy) and the Allies (France, Britain, and others). In 1940-41, German forces conquered most of Europe and North Africa and invaded Russia. Japan joined the Axis and attacked the US at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. For three years the war raged throughout the world. On D-Day, June 6, 1944 Allied forces landed at Normandy and drove across France into Germany. With Russian troops closing in from the East, Germany surrendered on VE Day, May 7, 1945. Allied forces in the Pacific mounted an island-hopping campaign that brought them close to the Japanese homeland. US bombers dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and Japan surrendered on Sep. 2, 1945. US losses: 298,000 KIA, 130,201 POW, and 78,976 MIA.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
 
Location. 37° 43.631′ N, 89° 12.935′ W. Marker is in Carbondale, Illinois, in Jackson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Washington Street and East Main Street (Illinois Route 13). Marker is located
World War II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
2. World War II Marker
Marker with other war-related markers at Veterans Memorial Plaza
at Veterans Memorial Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8701 S Washington Street, Carbondale IL 62901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War I (here, next to this marker); Korean War (here, next to this marker); Vietnam War (here, next to this marker); Iraq Wars (here, next to this marker); Station #2 (a few steps from this marker); Station #3 (within shouting distance of this marker); Station #4 (within shouting distance of this marker); Station #1 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carbondale.
 
Veterans Memorial Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
3. Veterans Memorial Plaza
As seen from the intersection of East Main and Washington Streets
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 28 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 28, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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