Benjamin S. Gill, EMC USN
4/20/17 - 2/24/90
—In Memory Of Our Valued Shipmate —
He survived the sinking of USS Perch (SS-176) and more than 3 years as a Japanese prisoner of war during World War II
He was a native of Charlevoix and was instrumental in building and maintaining this Memorial
Erected by Michigan Chapter, U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II.
Location. 45° 18.963′ N, 85° 15.495′ W. Marker is in Charlevoix, Michigan, in Charlevoix County. Marker is at the intersection of Bridge Street (U.S. 31) and Mason Street, on the right when traveling north on Bridge Street. Click for map. Marker is part of the USS Escolar (SS 294) Memorial in East Park. Marker is in this post office area: Charlevoix MI 49720, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. USS Escolar (SS 294) Memorial (here, next to this marker); Still On Patrol (here, next to this marker); Wharfside Building and Park Acquisition (within shouting distance of this marker); Odmark Band Pavilion (within shouting distance of this marker); The Harsha House Museum (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Congregational Church
Also see . . .
1. USS Perch On Eternal Patrol. (Submitted on September 22, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Benjamin S. Gill at Find A Grave. (Submitted on September 22, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 107 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on September 22, 2016.