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Bella Vista in Benton County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Women in World War II

 
 
Women in World War II Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2015
1. Women in World War II Marker
Inscription.  During the war more than 300,000 women would join the armed forces, many helping to free men to fight on the battlefronts. They served in both the European and Pacific Theaters of Operation as clerks, radio operators, mechanics, ferry pilots, and, of course, nurses. More than 60,000 served as nurses in the Army Nurse Corps. Of this number more than two hundred died, sixteen were killed by enemy action, sixty-eight became prisoners, and many were decorated for bravery. The majority of Navy nurses served state-side, although some were caught up in the Bataan/Corregidor fighting. Approximately 150,000 women served in the Army (WACS), about 100,000 women served in the Navy (WAVES), and the Marines and Coast Guard each had its own womens' service element. While the uniform varied, their dedication to the task at hand was universally exceptional.
 
Erected 2012 by the Veterans Council of Northwest Arkansas and Many Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, World IIWomen.
 
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26.015′ N, 94° 13.79′ W. Marker is in Bella Vista, Arkansas, in Benton County. Marker is at the Veterans Wall of Honor. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 Veterans Way, Bella Vista AR 72714, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The War Between the States (here, next to this marker); War with Spain (here, next to this marker); World War I (here, next to this marker); The Years Between (here, next to this marker); Triumph in Europe (here, next to this marker); The Terrible Cost of World War II (here, next to this marker); World War II Home Front (here, next to this marker); Veterans Wall of Honor (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bella Vista.
 
Also see . . .
1. American Women in World War II. (Submitted on January 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. American Women in World War II. (Submitted on January 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 445 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on December 11, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on November 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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