Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Auburn in Cayuga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

In Memory of the Famous 299th

 
 
In Memory of the Famous 299th Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 28, 2015
1. In Memory of the Famous 299th Memorial
Inscription. In Memory of the Famous 299th Combat Engineers D Day WWII Normandy Invasion.

On June 6th 1944, the 299th Combat Engineers were among the first troops deployed on "D" Day. Their mission was to clear the beach defenses. With no cover and receiving heavy defensive fire, they sustained heavy casualties. The brave men completed the mission, allowing for the successful invasion of Europe.
 
Location. 42° 55.734′ N, 76° 34.233′ W. Marker is in Auburn, New York, in Cayuga County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Genesee Street and James Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Memorial is in Veterans Memorial Park. Memorial is in front of a parking lot embankment; the parking lot runs south of the intersection of James and Genesee Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Auburn NY 13021, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Medal of Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); The Moral of War (within shouting distance of this marker); Theodore Medad Pomeroy (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean War (within shouting distance of this marker); Enos T. Throop 1784-1874
Memorial & Parking Lot Embankment image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 28, 2015
2. Memorial & Parking Lot Embankment
Restricted parking, but the lot was clear after business hours.
(within shouting distance of this marker); St. Peter's Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Pomeroy (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of the Soldiers and Sailors (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auburn.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
In Memory of the Famous 299th Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 28, 2015
3. In Memory of the Famous 299th Memorial
Duplicate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 28, 2015
4. Duplicate Marker
This duplicate marker is at East Genesee & Market Streets; 42.933036N, 76.564065W
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 8, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
Paid Advertisement