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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

U.S. Events of World War II

 
 
U.S. Events of World War II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 9, 2006
1. U.S. Events of World War II Marker
Inscription.
1941
Japan attacks Pearl Harbor December 7.
1942
Battle of Coral Sea-May 7
Battle of Midway-June 4
US offensive at Guadalcanal-August 7
Papua New Guinea Campaign-September 15
Operation Torch North Africa-November 8
1943
North Africa War ends-May 13
South Pacific offensive begins-June 30
Allies conquer Sicily-August 17
Central Pacific Campaign begins-November 20
1944
D-Day-June 6
Allied invasion of Southern France-August 15
Invasion of Germany-September 11
Battle of the Bulge-December 16
1945
-Philippines Luzon Campaign-June 9
Battle of Iwo Jima-February 19
Battle of Okinawa-April 1
Death of Franklin D. Roosevelt-April 12
Fall of Berlin-May 2
Atomic bombs dropped on Japan-August 6-9.

 
Location. 30° 15.976′ N, 97° 43.558′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on Texas 165. Touch for map. The marker is in Texas State Cemetery, Monument Hill Section 1. Marker is at or near this postal address: 909 Navasota Street (Cemetery entrance), Austin TX 78702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gold Star Mothers of Texas Monument (here, next to this marker); Military Order of the Purple Heart Monument
Texas State Cemetery entrance image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 9, 2006
2. Texas State Cemetery entrance
(a few steps from this marker); Sailor from the Belle Shipwreck (within shouting distance of this marker); State Cemetery of Texas (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Tom (about 400 feet away); Winslow Turner (about 400 feet away); George Weedon (about 400 feet away); James Allison York (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 21, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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