Buffalo in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Dedicated to the Men of the 102nd Separate Battalion Coast Artillery Anti-Aircraft
This unit was formed from 2nd Squadron 121st Cavalry NYRG serving Feb. 1928 to October 1940 at Buffalo, N.Y.
The unit was converted and redesignated 102nd Separate Battalion Coast Artillery (AA) Oct. 1940
Unit inducted into Federal Service Jan. 6, 1941 and stationed at Camp Edwards, Mass. Additional 200 men from Ft. Niagara assigned to unit.
On Jan. 1, 1942 the 102nd furnished 280 men to man the guns on troop ships, freighters and tankers sailing to ports in all theatres of war.
Jan. 20, 1942 400 men from Ft. Eustis, VA assigned to unit. Feb. 10, 1942 unit left for southwest Pacific theatre. Battle honors World War II - Darwin Australia East Indies Papua - New Guinea - Leyte - Mindoro - Luzon and southern Philippines
At the conclusion of World War II unit deactivated at Luzon, Philippine Islands in December 1945.
Location. 42° 52.645′ N, 78° 52.787′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Marine Drive and Commercial Street. Click for map. Memorial is the fifth on the north exterior wall of the Buffalo Naval & Military Park Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Naval Park Cove, Buffalo NY 14202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 106th Field Artillery Regiment (here, next to this marker); Buffalo Cavalry Association (here, next to this marker); God Honor and Country (here, next to this marker); In Recognition of Long and Faithful Service (here, next to this marker); Wedding of the Waters (within shouting distance of this marker); William Wells Brown (within shouting distance of this marker); PTF-17 (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Boston SSN703 (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Buffalo.
Also see . . . Buffalo Naval & Military Park / Family Museum. (Submitted on June 22, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Categories. • War, World II •
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