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Owego in Tioga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

World War II

 
 
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August 12, 2016
1. World War II Marker
Inscription.  Home of "Shangri-La WAC" Cpl. Margaret J. Hastings who survived 47 days in New Guinea jungle after May 13, 1945 plane crash
 
Erected 2016 by The William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 309.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation marker series.
 
Location. 42° 6.228′ N, 76° 16.022′ W. Marker is in Owego, New York, in Tioga County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 106 McMaster Street, Owego NY 13827, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Home Of (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hiawatha Bridge (approx. 2.1 miles away); Berkshire (approx. 14.6 miles away).
 
Regarding World War II. After surviving 47 days from a plane crash in the jungles of New Guinea in 1945 where 21 of the 24 passengers were killed, Cpl. Margaret Hastings story was reported around the world. Her hometown of Owego still remembers the WAC from Shangri-La.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2018, by Deryn Pomeroy of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 37 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 31, 2018, by Deryn Pomeroy of Syracuse, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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