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Stanley in Mountrail County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

War Mules

 
 
War Mules Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 25, 2022
1. War Mules Marker
Inscription.  
This bronze statue is of a combat soldier on the Burma Trail, an almost forgotten part of WW II. It is to honor all Soldiers, Airmen, Marines, and Sailors. We thank them for their service and the contributions they and their families made to keep our great nation free.

A.R. Addicott, Artist

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, World II.
 
Location. 48° 18.719′ N, 102° 22.559′ W. Marker is in Stanley, North Dakota, in Mountrail County. Memorial is on State Highway 8, 0.3 miles north of U.S. 2, on the right when traveling north. Marker and sculpture are located in Stanley Veterans Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stanley ND 58784, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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1. Burma Road.
The road is 717 miles long and runs through rough mountain country. The sections from Kunming to the Burmese border were built by 200,000 Burmese and Chinese laborers during the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1937 and completed by 1938 in order to circumvent the Japanese blockade of China. During World War
War Mules Marker & Sculpture image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 25, 2022
2. War Mules Marker & Sculpture
(looking east • Stanley Veterans Memorial Park in background)
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II, the Allies used the Burma Road to transport materiel to China.
(Submitted on July 29, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Burma, 1942.
By late 1941 the United States was shipping lend-lease materiel by sea to the Burmese port of Rangoon, where it was transferred to railroad cars for the trip to Lashio in northern Burma and finally carried by truck over the 712-mile-long Burma Road to Kunming. Over this narrow highway, trucks carried munitions and materiel to supply the Chinese Army, whose continuing strength in turn forced the Japanese to keep considerable numbers of ground forces stationed in China.
(Submitted on July 29, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
War Mules Marker & Sculpture image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 25, 2022
3. War Mules Marker & Sculpture
War Mules Sculpture image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 25, 2022
4. War Mules Sculpture
(looking northwest • North Dakota Highway 8 in background)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 29, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Dec. 6, 2022