Montpelier in Williams County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Williams County World War II Memorial
World War Il began for the United States on the morning of December 7th, 1941 with a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Imperial Navy. The attack resulted in the loss of 4 Battleships sunk, 4 Battleships damaged. 2 other ships sunk, 3 Cruisers damaged, 3 Destroyers damaged, 3 other ships damaged, 188 Aircraft destroyed. 159 Aircraft damaged. 2,403 Soldiers, Sailors and Marines killed and another 1.178 wounded. Another 63 Civilians were killed and 35 wounded. The next day, the United States declared war on Japan. On December 11th, 1941 Nazi Germany declared war on the United States.
Following their successful attack on Pearl Harbor, on December 8th, 1941 forces of Imperial Japan attacked United States forces stationed in the Commonwealth of the Philippines under the command of General Douglas MacArthur. With the United States Navy crippled and the Philippine Islands cut off from resupply. U.S. forces continued to fight against the Japanese invasion and were pushed back to Leyte, the Bataan Peninsula and the island fortress of Corregidor. With no food, medical supplies or ammunition, US.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is May 6, 1942.
Location. 41° 35.248′ N, 84° 35.847′ W. Marker is in Montpelier, Ohio, in Williams County. Memorial is on East Main Street (Ohio Route 107) just east of Henry Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 865 E Main St, Montpelier OH 43543, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Williams County World War II Memorial (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Williams County World War II Memorial (here, next to this marker); Peace Keeping & Cold War Service Memorial (here, next to this marker); Williams County Korean War Memorial (here, next to this marker); The Great War (here, next to this marker); Williams County Vietnam War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Entry of The United States Williams County World War II Memorial (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montpelier.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 4, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.