1940-1949

1940-1949

Area
 April 4, 1949- Hospital Fire----- Saint Anthony Hospital Fire, Effingham                                                                           
State
During WWII the 192nd Tank Battalian formed with some Nat. Guard troops from Illinois, Defended the Philippine Islands in 1941. Until they had to surrender to the Japanese on the Island of Bataan later that year. They marched on the infamous Bataan death march, less than 33% made it back home.
National
The U.S. entered WWII, after being bombed at Pearl Harbor Hawaii, on December 7,1941. The next day we were in the war.
World
The majority of World War II took place during these years. The war ravaged most of Europe, and South East Asia.



                                                                               



                                                   
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St. Anthony fire