World War II

World War II (HM1SEJ)

Location: Geneva, IL 60134 Kane County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 52.774', W 88° 18.561'

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(1941-1946 U.S. Involvement)

Major Campaigns and Deaths

Pacific Theater
Leyte/Luzon/Southern Islands,
Philippines (10/44-7/45) 20,569
Philippines (12/41-5/42) 15,386
Okinawa/Ryukyus, Japan (3/45-7/45) 12,183
Iwo Jima, Japan (2/45-3/45) 6,922
New Guinea, Papua, New Guinea (1/43-12/44) 4,684
Guadalcanal, Solomons (8/42-2/43) 4,407
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (12/7/41) 2,403
European Theater
Rhineland, Germany (9/44-3/45) 50,410
Ardennes-Alsace, Belgium, France,
Luxembourg (12/44-1/45) 19,246
Northern France (7/44-9/44) 17,844
Normandy, France (6/44-7/44) 16,293
Central Europe-Germany, Austria,
Czechoslovakia (3/45-5/45) 15,009
Rome-Arno, Italy (1/44-9/44) 11,393
Military Service Personnel

Participants 16,112,566
In Theater Deaths 291,557
Deaths in Service 113,842
Wounded in Service 671,846
Missing in Action 78,773
Illinois Deaths 22,283
Illinois Missing in Action 1,310
Kane County Deaths 565
Kane County Facts
Seven (7) Pearl Harbor Casualties
One (1) Congressional Medal of Honor
Recipient - Walter E. Truemper
Sixty-nine (69) Missing in Action
Youngest County Casualties - Ages 15 & 17
War Facts

1941 - Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. The United States declared war.
1942 - American B17s staged their first bombing raid on Germany.
1944 - Allied Forces invaded the European continent along the Normandy coast of northern France, a massive campaign known as D-Day.
1945 - Germany surrendered.
1945 - The United States dropped atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japan surrendered.
Over 105 million men served in uniform in all combatant countries (1939-1946).
Over 15 million died on active service, and civilian deaths are estimated at between 26 and 34 million.
Military conflicts were fought on every continent except Central and South America.
Depicted on Relief

Paratroopers parachuting into Europe.
Soldiers loading a bazooka.
Aircraft carrier with aircraft secured on deck traveling through the ocean.
Sherman tank advancing into combat.
Submarine breaking the ocean's surface
"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."
General George S. Patton Jr.
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Year Placed2004
Placed ByKane County Officials and Concerned Citizens and Organizations
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, May 26th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees41.87956667, -88.30935000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 52.774', W 88° 18.561'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 52' 46.44" N, 88° 18' 33.66" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)630, 847, 331
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Kane County, Geneva IL 60134, US
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