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Corpus Christi in Nueces County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Rising Sun

USS Lexington (The Blue Ghost)

 
 
Rising Sun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 13, 1998
1. Rising Sun Marker
Inscription. On the aft side of the island you see a Japanese Rising Sun flag with a black border. This flag indicates the exact location where in November 1944 a Japanese Kamikaze plane (code name Zeke) crashed into USS Lexington, killing 50 of her crew.
His mission was a success.

Please visit our “Above and Beyond” exhibit on the 2nd deck to experience the incredible destructive power of the Kamikaze.
 
Location. 27° 48.905′ N, 97° 23.339′ W. Marker is in Corpus Christi, Texas, in Nueces County. Marker is on Shoreline Blvd. Click for map. The marker is on the deck of the USS Lexington. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2914 Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi TX 78402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kamikaze (here, next to this marker); USS Lexington CV-16 (a few steps from this marker); Julius Lichtenstein House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sidbury House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Merriman House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Kovner-Bobys Homestead (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jalufka-Galatos House (approx. mile away); French-Galvan House (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Corpus Christi.
 
Categories. War, World IIWaterways & Vessels

 
Walkway to the USS Lexington image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 13, 1998
2. Walkway to the USS Lexington
Welcome to the USS Lexington image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 13, 1998
3. Welcome to the USS Lexington
Tarawa to Tokyo image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 13, 1998
4. Tarawa to Tokyo
USS Lexington score image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 13, 1998
5. USS Lexington score
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 13, 1998
6. USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
 
 
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