Lost Battalion

Lost Battalion (HM28SI)

Location: Jacksboro, TX 76458 Jack County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 12.357', W 98° 9.847'

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Mobilization Site Battery F of World War II's

Battery F, 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery, 36th Division, Texas National Guard mobilized here November 1940, for active duty. Sailed from San Francisco, November 1941, was at sea when Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Went to defend Java where unit was captured March 1942. Prisoners in many parts of Asia for three and 1/2 years.

Performed forced labor for Japanese, suffering untold hardships and starvation. 8 of original 63 died. Most deaths occurred building Burma-Siam Railway. Survivors returned after Japanese surrender.
HM NumberHM28SI
Year Placed1968
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 577903 N 3674430
Decimal Degrees33.20595000, -98.16411667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 12.357', W 98° 9.847'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 12' 21.42" N, 98° 9' 50.82" W
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Area Code(s)940
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Park Road 61, Jacksboro TX 76458, US
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