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Jacob L. Devers (1887-1979)

 
 
Jacob L. Devers (1887-1979) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
1. Jacob L. Devers (1887-1979) Marker
Inscription.  Born and raised here, he rose to the rank of Four Star General, 1945. The Army's youngest Brig. Gen. in 1940; he became commander of European operations in World War II and had a key role in the liberation of France, 1944. Buried, Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1945.
 
Location. 39° 57.763′ N, 76° 44.496′ W. Marker is in York, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is on Roosevelt Ave., on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 254 Roosevelt Ave, York PA 17403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. York Manufacturing Company (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memorial Bench in Memory of Police Officer Henry C. Schaad (approx. ¼ mile away); Memorial Bench in Memory of Ms. Lillie Belle Allen (approx. ¼ mile away); 459 West Market Street
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); 455 West Market Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Forry House (approx. 0.3 miles away); J. Allen Baer House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Reformed Theological Seminary Site (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in York.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jacob L. Devers papers submitted to Eisenhower Library. Library website PDF (Submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.) 

2. Jacob L. Devers - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Jacob Loucks Devers. Find A Grave website entry (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
General Jacob L. Devers image. Click for full size.
via Find a Grave, unknown
2. General Jacob L. Devers
Marker on porch of house. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
3. Marker on porch of house.
Dever House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
4. Dever House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 934 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on March 18, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3, 4. submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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