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Williams County World War 2 Memorial

 
 
Williams County World War 2 Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, June 3, 2018
1. Williams County World War 2 Memorial
Inscription.  
The Battle of Balikpapan was the concluding stage of the Borrieo campaign (1945). The landings took place on 1 July 1945. The Australian 7th Division, composed of the 18th, 21st and 25th Infantry Brigades, with support troops, made an amphibious landing, code named Operation Obbe Two a few miles north of Balikpapan, on the island of Borneo. The landing had been preceded by heavy bombing and shelling by Australian and US air and naval forces. The Japanese are outnumbered and out gunned, but like the other battles of the Pacific War, many of them fought to the death. Major operations had ceased by July 21. The 7th Division's casualties were significantly lighter than they had suffered in previous campaigns. The battle was one of the last to occur in World War II, beginning a few weeks before the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki effectively ended the war. Japan surrendered while the Australians were combing the jungle for stragglers.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is July 1, 1945.
 
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed.
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It was located near 41° 35.251′ N, 84° 35.851′ W. Marker was in Montpelier, Ohio, in Williams County. Memorial was on East Main Street (Ohio Route 107) east of Henry Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 865 E Main St, Montpelier OH 43543, United States of America.

We have been informed that this sign or monument is no longer there and will not be replaced. This page is an archival view of what was.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Williams County Civil War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Williams County World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Williams County World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Williams County World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Peace Keeping & Cold War Service Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Williams County Korean War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Great War (a few steps from this marker); Williams County Vietnam War Memorial (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montpelier.
 
Williams County World War 2 Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, June 3, 2018
2. Williams County World War 2 Memorial
Williams County World War 2 Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, June 3, 2018
3. Williams County World War 2 Memorial
Williams County World War 2 Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, June 3, 2018
4. Williams County World War 2 Memorial
Williams County World War 2 Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, June 3, 2018
5. Williams County World War 2 Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 17, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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