Forty et Eight, a War Memorial

Forty et Eight, a War Memorial (HM26UK)

Location: Fort Wayne, IN 46818 Allen County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 5.613', W 85° 14.789'

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Veterans Honor Degree of the American Legion

  • "BLACKJACK II" Locomotive / BOXCAR represents the Heritage of 40 ET8.

  • Origin is from WWI - France.

  • Organized in 1920 by Legionaires as the Fun-Honor Society.

  • BOXCARS (Voitures) transported U.S. Doughboys to the front lines - Capacity: 40 Men or 8 Horses.

  • France sent 49 Gift-Merci-Boxcars to America in 1949. Indiana's is located at the War Veterans Memorial Shrine on O'Day Road, Fort Wayne.

  • Major Community Service -
    Nurses - Training Financial Assistance
    Child Welfare - Family Care Support
    Funding Hansen Disease Ctr.
    Americanism Projects/Donations
    V.A. Hospital - Man Hrs./Funds
    Assist American Legion Programs
HM NumberHM26UK
Series This marker is part of the series
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, April 14th, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 647267 N 4550623
Decimal Degrees41.09355000, -85.24648333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 5.613', W 85° 14.789'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 5' 36.78" N, 85° 14' 47.34" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)260
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2200 O Day Rd, Fort Wayne IN 46818, US
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