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Hammond in Clatsop County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Japanese Bombardment

 
 
Japanese Bombardment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 23, 2017
1. Japanese Bombardment Marker
Note the profile of a submarine engraved on the monument.
Inscription.  On June 21, 1942, A 5.5" shell exploded here, one of 17 fired at Columbia River harbor defence installations by the Japanese submarine I-25. The only hostile shelling of a military base on the U.S. Mainland during World War II and the first since the War of 1812,
 
Erected 1970 by American Legion, Department of Oregon, Distr. 1.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
 
Location. 46° 9.015′ N, 123° 56.614′ W. Marker is in Hammond, Oregon, in Clatsop County. Marker is on Delaura Beach Lane near Ridge Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32782 Delaura Beach Lane, Hammond OR 97121, 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. The Peter Iredale (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Wreck of the Peter Iredale (approx. 2.6 miles away); Sacagawea (approx. 3.3 miles away); Winter at Fort Clatsop (approx. 3.3 miles away); Fort Clatsop (approx. 3.4 miles away); Why are Those Poles in the Water?
Japanese Bombardment Monument image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 23, 2017
2. Japanese Bombardment Monument
In Memory of
John Richard 'Dick' Thompson
Past Member Clatsop Post 12 American Legion
PER FPOE 180
Artist Who Created the Submarine
Monument on this Site
(approx. 3.4 miles away); Traveling the Rivers (approx. 3.4 miles away); Battery Pratt (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hammond.
 
Japanese Bombardment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 23, 2017
3. Japanese Bombardment Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 2, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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Sep. 23, 2020