Seaside in Clatsop County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
41st Infantry Division
This division was organized for World War I in 1917 at Camp Greene, North Carolina and was demobilized at Camp Dix, New Jersey in 1919. It was reorganized and federally recognized at Portland, Oregon in 1930. The division was mobilized for World War II 13 September, 1940, and campaigned in Papua, New Guinea, Luzon and the southern Philippines. It was inactivated in December, 1945 in Japan. The Sunset Division was reactivated in 1947 and reorganized as the 41st Infantry Brigade, Oregon Army National Guard 1 March 1968. Lineage and honors previously awarded the 41st (Sunset) Infantry Division were transferred to the Brigade.
Erected by Oregon Travel Experience.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oregon Beaver Boards marker series.
Location. 45° 47.778′ N, 123° 27.516′ W. Marker is in Seaside, Oregon, in Clatsop County. Marker can be reached from Sunset Highway (Route 26 at milepost 28) near Olson Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seaside OR 97138, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this The Tillamook Burn (within shouting distance of this marker); Dennis L. Edwards Tunnel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line).
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Sunset Rest Area.
Also see . . . 41st Infantry Division - Oregon Encyclopedia. The 41st Division completed jungle and amphibious training in Australia before heading into the combat zone at Papua, New Guinea, in December 1942. In April 1944, the division made amphibious landings at Hollandia and Aitape, where resistance was minor. It was part of the U.S. military's "island-hopping" campaign, attacking or bypassing Japanese-occupied areas as it pressed west and north across the South Pacific. (Submitted on February 9, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Military • War, World I • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Last updated on February 9, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 9, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.