Where History and Heroes  Meet

Combat chronicle

"The (34th) division participated in six major Army campaigns in North Africa and Italy. The division is credited with amassing 517 days of front-line combat, second only to the 654 days of fighting by the 32nd Infantry Division. One or more 34th Division units were engaged in actual combat for 611 days."

34th Infantry Division, U.S. Army

"The 34th Infantry Division...was the first American division deployed to Europe in World War II, where it fought with great distinction in the Italian Campaign."


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On April 18, 1995, a new Visitor Center, constructed from two authentic World War II Quonset huts, was dedicated. The center features a video theater, research library, exhibits and a gift shop. For more information about The Ernie Pyle WWII Museum, please click below or visit:


The Ernie Pyle World War II Museum is located in the west-central Indiana town of Dana, Indiana, near where Ernie grew up. Through the efforts of the Indiana Department of the American Legion and a sizable contribution from the  Eli Lilly Foundation, the Historic House was moved from it's rural site to it's present location. It became a state historic site in July 1976.