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Lomira in Dodge County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

World War II

 
 
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By Paul F, November 10, 2010
1. World War II Marker
Inscription. More than 330,000 Wisconsin residents, including 9,000 women, served in the armed forces between December 7, 1941, and the surrender of Japan on September 2, 1945. They participated in every theater of war and in virtually every major campaign, from Wake Island to New Guinea, from France and Romania to Burma and Okinawa. Approximately 8,000 perished. Another 13,000 were wounded in combat. Fifteen earned the nationís highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor.

On the home front, Wisconsin contributed its share and more to Allied victory. Despite shortages of feed, fertilizer, new machinery, and labor, state farmers delivered record amounts of agricultural products. Wisconsinís industries responded similarly, producing automotive components, marine engines, ammunition, air-craft parts, uniforms, footgear, even ocean-going vessels such as frigates, minesweepers, cargo ships, and submarines. And on farms and in factories throughout the state, women and schoolchildren took the place of men in uniform.

World War II was truly a “peopleís war.”
 
Erected 1991 by Wisconsin State Historical Society. (Marker Number 301.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location.

World War II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, November 10, 2010
2. World War II Marker
43° 33.45′ N, 88° 25.65′ W. Marker is in Lomira, Wisconsin, in Dodge County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 41 2 miles north of Wisconsin Highway 28. Touch for map. Marker is located in the north bound rest area of U.S. 41, 2 miles north of State Hwy 28 interchange, or 2 miles south of State Hwy 67 interchange. Marker is in this post office area: Lomira WI 53048, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Solomon Juneau House (approx. 3.1 miles away); Wisconsinís First Iron Smelter (approx. 6.7 miles away); Hollenstein Wagon and Carriage Factory (approx. 7.2 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. 7.2 miles away); The Mayville White Limestone School Building (approx. 7.2 miles away); Berthold "Pete" Husting (approx. 7.2 miles away); Backhaus Estate (approx. 9.8 miles away); Homestead of William Hausmann, M.D. (approx. 10.1 miles away).
 
Categories. War, World II
 
World War II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, November 10, 2010
3. World War II Marker
World War II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, May 14, 2013
4. World War II Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 478 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 15, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   4. submitted on May 21, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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