Type   Military Headquarters
Historical Name of Location   Arlington, Virginia, United States

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Pentagon Timeline

15 Jan 1943 The Pentagon, the new building in Virginia, United States and the future home of the US Department of War, was dedicated.


Northwest side of the Pentagon building while under construction, Arlington, Virginia, United States, 1 Jul 1942General view of the speakers platform of the Pentagon building during the Christmas exercise, Arlington, Virginia, United States, 24 Dec 1942View from the top of the Washington Monument looking at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, United States, 1944. Note the buildings of the Navy Department in the foreground that were removed after the Pentagon opened.General Dwight Eisenhower swearing General Omar Bradley into office as Chief of Staff of the US Army, Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia, United States, 7 Feb 1948, photo 1 of 3; note US President Harry Truman and Secretary of Army Kenneth Royall in background
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WW2-Era Place Name Arlington, Virginia, United States
Lat/Long 38.8710, -77.0560

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