World War II
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frankhj
N 43° 33.453 W 088° 25.648
16T E 384706 N 4823722
Quick Description: World War II Marker in Rest Area on US-41 between Theresa & Lomira. I did not realize that my birthday (day/month) was the date of the surrender of Japan.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 8/16/2007 9:57:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM20V6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
Views: 24

Long Description:
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 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 nation's 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. Wisconsin's industries responded similarly, producing automotive components, marine engines, ammunition, aircraft 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 "people's war".
County: Dodge

Location: Wayside

MarkerID: 301

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