World War II

World War II (HMPEV)

Location: Allenton, WI 53048 Dodge County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 33.45', W 88° 25.65'

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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 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, 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 "people's war."

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HM NumberHMPEV
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
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Marker Number301
Year Placed1991
Placed ByWisconsin State Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 11:19am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 384703 N 4823717
Decimal Degrees43.55750000, -88.42750000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 33.45', W 88° 25.65'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 33' 27.00" N, 88° 25' 39.00" W
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Area Code(s)920
Closest Postal AddressAt or near W553 Rolling Dr, Allenton WI 53048, US
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