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Capitol Hill in Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Duval County

Florida World War II Memorial

 
 
Duval County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, November 13, 2022
1. Duval County Marker
Inscription.  
Duval County

In 1939, the citizens of Duval County purchased and donated the
land used to establish Naval Air Station Jacksonville in 1940.

Naval Station Mayport and Cecil Field Naval Air Station were
similarly commissioned in 1943.

Three military facilities made Duval County a focal point for
the war effort.

In addition to training, operations and logistics, over 80 Liberty
Ships used in the Atlantic and Pacific campaigns were
built in Duval County.

884 men and women from Duval County were killed defending
freedom during WW II.

Their names are inscribed on a granite wall at Memorial Park in
Duval County.

 
Erected 2005 by The State of Florida.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1940.
 
Location. 30° 26.271′ N, 84° 17.071′ W. Marker is in Tallahassee, Florida, in Leon County. It is in Capitol
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Hill. Memorial is on South Bronough Street, 0.1 miles south of West Pensacola Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Marker located in front of the R. A. Gray Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 S Bronough Street, Tallahassee FL 32399, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flagler County (here, next to this marker); Desoto County (here, next to this marker); Gadsden County (here, next to this marker); Collier County (here, next to this marker); Citrus County (here, next to this marker); Brevard County (here, next to this marker); Glades County (here, next to this marker); Calhoun County (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallahassee.
 
Also see . . .
1. Liberty Ships. (Submitted on November 19, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
2. State of Florida Veterans’ Memorials. (Submitted on November 19, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
 
Duval County Marker (right) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, November 13, 2022
2. Duval County Marker (right)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 19, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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