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Agawam in Hampden County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

U.S.N. Armed Guard of World War II

 
 
U.S.N. Armed Guard of World War II Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, November 29, 2017
1. U.S.N. Armed Guard of World War II Marker
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U.S.N. Armed Guard of World War II
The Armed Guard of World War II came into existence on April 15, 1941 as USN Naval Reserves began special gunnery training on September 25, 1941. Orders were given to train 200 officers and 1000 men. Armed guard crews consisted of officers, gunners, signalmen, radiomen, medics, waves and ship’s company, with a total of 144,970 personnel serving on 5236 ships, of these ships, 710 were sunk and many damaged, with 1810 killed in action and unkmown injuries. Armed guard P.O.W. total was 27 with 14 survivors. To the 1810 armed guards who gave their lives, to their families and friends, the Army and merchant crew that assisted us so well, this memorial is dedicated by their surviving shipmates.
Our motto “We Aim - To Deliver” and we did

 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the US Navy Armed Guard series list.
 
Location. 42° 2.743′ N, 72° 37.115′ W. Marker is in Agawam, Massachusetts
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, in Hampden County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of Main Street and River Road, on the right when traveling south. Located in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1390 Main Street, Agawam MA 01001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Hilltop Farm (approx. 1.6 miles away in Connecticut); Agawam Veteran War Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Enfield Soldiers Monument (approx. 3.3 miles away in Connecticut); Enfield Veterans Monument (approx. 3.4 miles away in Connecticut); Enfield Monument to Veterans (approx. 3.4 miles away in Connecticut); Enfield World War II Honor Roll (approx. 3.4 miles away in Connecticut); French Congregational Church (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Agawam.
 
Also see . . .
1. United States Navy Armed Guard on Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 9, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. World War II U.S. Navy Armed Guard and World War II U.S. Merchant Marine. (Submitted on December 9, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
U.S.N. Armed Guard of World War II Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, November 29, 2017
2. U.S.N. Armed Guard of World War II Marker
U.S.N. Armed Guard of World War II Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, November 29, 2017
3. U.S.N. Armed Guard of World War II Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 9, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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