West Point in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
50th Anniversary of World War II
As nations become increasingly independent, those who understand the world will lead it.
Battle zones in which members of the Class of 1942 served in air and ground combat.
World War II
* * Europe • North Africa • Sicily – Italy • Normandy – France • Rhineland – Central Europe * * Japan ~ Philippines ~ Central Pacific • India • Burma ~ Western Pacific • China * *
Erected 1992 by USMA Class of 1942.
Location. 41° 23.747′ N, 73° 57.559′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Howard Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the United States Military Academy, on the terrace on the east side of Eisenhower Hall. Marker is in this post office area: West Point NY 10996, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Class of 1942 World War II Deaths (a few steps from this marker); The Hand of the Aggressor (a few steps from this marker); Douglas MacArthur (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 150 Pounder Armstrong Gun Captured at Fort Fisher, North Carolina – January 15, 1865 8 Inch (150-pounder) Armstrong Gun (about 500 feet away); Battery Sherburne (about 600 feet away); Welcome to Trophy Point (about 700 feet away); U.S. Military Academy (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
More about this marker. The marker is a circular memorial containina a map of the world. Stars on the map indicate the sites of World War II battles in which members of the USMA Class of 1942 participated.
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 422 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 4, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.