Victory in the Pacific

Victory in the Pacific (HM1QAY)

Location: Bentonville, AR 72712 Benton County
Country: United States of America
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N 36° 26.012', W 94° 13.799'

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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]
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Philippine Islands
USS Missouri
Year Placed2012
Placed ByThe Veterans Council of Northwest Arkansas and Many Concerned Citizens and Organizations
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Date Added Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees36.43353333, -94.22998333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 26.012', W 94° 13.799'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 26' 0.72" N, 94° 13' 47.94" W
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Area Code(s)479
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 127 Lake Bella Vista Trail, Bentonville AR 72712, US
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