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Bella Vista in Benton County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Victory in the Pacific

 
 
Victory in the Pacific Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2015
1. Victory in the Pacific Marker
Inscription.

The Japanese attack on our military installations in Hawaii was only one of a series of victories in late 1941 and early 1942 gained by them. By the summer of 1942 Japan controlled huge portions of Asia and the Pacific. Fortunately for the United States, the Pacific Fleet's submarines and aircraft carriers were not destroyed by the Japanese sneak attack. By the middle of 1942 America had stopped Japanese expansion in the Battles of Coral Sea and Midway and Guadalcanal. The strategy of island hopping to avoid enemy strongholds was adopted, though not all could be evaded. Before the war would end the American Armed Forces would count at least twenty-one major campaigns, engage in over thirty-six battles, and conduct countless sea-to-land assaults. As the Allies pushed closer to the Japanese homeland the landings became bloodier. The atomic bombings on August 6th and 9th resulted in the surrender of the Japanese and the end of World War II on 2 September 1945.

[Photo of the flag raising on Iwo Jima]

[Image captions read]
Philippine Islands
USS Missouri
 
Erected 2012 by the Veterans Council of Northwest Arkansas and Many Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Location. 36° 26.012′ N, 94° 13.799′ 

Victory in the Pacific Images Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2015
2. Victory in the Pacific Images Marker
W. Marker is in Bella Vista, Arkansas, in Benton County. Touch for map. Marker is at the Veterans Wall of Honor. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 Veterans Way, Bella Vista AR 72714, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cold War (here, next to this marker); Korea (here, next to this marker); Vietnam (here, next to this marker); Persian Gulf War (here, next to this marker); War on Terrorism (here, next to this marker); The War in Afghanistan (here, next to this marker); Operation Iraqi Freedom (here, next to this marker); Veterans Wall of Honor (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bella Vista.
 
Also see . . .
1. Major Pacific Battles of World War II. (Submitted on January 2, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. National WWII Memorial. (Submitted on January 2, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The National World War II Museum. (Submitted on January 2, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. US Navy in World War II. (Submitted on January 2, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. World War II in the Pacific. (Submitted on January 2, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
6. World War II - Asia Pacific. (Submitted on January 2, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
7. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR.
"The Storm Over the Pacific Ends in Calm" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2015
3. "The Storm Over the Pacific Ends in Calm" Marker
(Submitted on January 14, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
5. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 2, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on January 12, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on December 11, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on November 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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