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In Memory of Lt. Rodney L. Stokes and Sgt. Julius G. Skyberg

 
 
In Memory of Lt. Rodney L. Stokes and Sgt. Julius G. Skyberg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark R Lewis, September 27, 2014
1. In Memory of Lt. Rodney L. Stokes and Sgt. Julius G. Skyberg Marker
Inscription. In Memory of Lt. Rodney L. Stokes of Liberty, Mississippi, and Sgt. Julius G. Skyberg of DeSmet, South Dakota Who Lost Their Lives While Fulfilling Their Duties When Their Airplane Crashed on This Spot on Sunday January 23, 1944. Placed Here by Another Airman
 
Location. 41° 16.822′ N, 73° 13.078′ W. Marker is in Trumbull, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is on Indian Ledge Park Drive 0.2 miles south of Whitney Ave., on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is about 0.1 miles before parking area for Spray Park. Marker is in this post office area: Trumbull CT 06611, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Long Hill World War I Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Trumbull World War I Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Trumbull Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Jonathan Trumbull (approx. 1.6 miles away); Salute to Women – Veterans Day 1999 (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Trumbull Library (approx. 1.7 miles away); Tashua Hills (approx. 2.1 miles away); Stepney Fire House #1 (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Trumbull.
 
More about this marker. Marker is an engraved plaque mounted on a wooden post. A second
In Memory of Lt. Rodney L. Stokes and Sgt. Julius G. Skyberg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark R Lewis, September 27, 2014
2. In Memory of Lt. Rodney L. Stokes and Sgt. Julius G. Skyberg Marker
plaque on the post reads "Rededication Ceremony of the Site to Honor All Those Who Served and Sacrificed for Love of Country Town of Trumbull, Connecticut May 27, 1996". A stone behind the marker is engraved with the words "Let the Passing Sounds of Aircraft be an Eternal Tribute to Those Who Have Served Our Country"
 
Categories. Air & SpaceDisastersWar, World II
 
In Memory of Lt. Rodney L. Stokes and Sgt. Julius G. Skyberg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark R Lewis, September 27, 2014
3. In Memory of Lt. Rodney L. Stokes and Sgt. Julius G. Skyberg Marker
In Memory of Lt. Rodney L. Stokes and Sgt. Julius G. Skyberg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark R Lewis, September 27, 2014
4. In Memory of Lt. Rodney L. Stokes and Sgt. Julius G. Skyberg Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark R Lewis of Shelton, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark R Lewis of Shelton, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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