“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Spencerville in Allen County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

World War II

1941 - 1945

— Served Worldwide 16,112,566 / Served in War 11,411,581 / Killed 405,400 / Wounded 670,846 —

World War II Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 18, 2019
1. World War II Marker
Inscription.  The United States joined the allies (Britain, France, Russia, China) to fight the axis powers (Germany, Italy, Japan) after the U.S. military was attacked by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor in 1941. U.S. military forces saw action in Asia, The Pacific, Europe, and North Africa. This was the largest and most expensive war ever. Germany surrendered in May of 1945 and the Japanese surrendered in September of 1945 after two atomic bombs were dropped on Japan to avoid additional loss of life which an invasion of the 4 main islands of Japan would have caused by the war forced the United States to end it's isolationist policy and take an active role in the world during peace time.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1945.
Location. 40° 42.709′ N, 84° 21.214′ W. Marker is in Spencerville, Ohio, in Allen County. Marker is on North Main Street (Ohio Route 117) near West 6th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spencerville OH 45887, 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
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(here, next to this marker); War On Terror (here, next to this marker); Vietnam War (here, next to this marker); John Eutsler (here, next to this marker); Spencerville Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Spanish-American War (here, next to this marker); Spencerville Schools Veterans Memorial Bench (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spencerville.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 99 times since then and 24 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on February 9, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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