Newark in Wayne County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Rear Admiral Leslie E. Gehres
Dedicated in recognition of Rear Admiral Leslie E. Gehres, leading U.S. naval hero of World War II, for extraordinary heroism as Captain of the aircraft carrier USS Franklin. He refused to abandon the severely damaged ship in a battle off the coast of Japan on March 19, 1945. His outstanding leadership and devotion to duty saved both his ship and the lives of over 1000 sailors.
Erected by Newark Mayor, Newark schools Superintendent & Board President, & retired servicemen; all as named on the plaque.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
Location. 43° 2.284′ N, 77° 6.51′ W. Marker is in Newark, New York, in Wayne County. Memorial can be reached from Red Fox Lane ¼ mile west of Peirson Avenue. Marker is at the front of Newark High School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 625 Peirson Avenue, Newark NY 14513, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arcadia War Memorial (approx. 0.8 Joseph Miller (approx. 0.8 miles away); In Memory of Those from This Community (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mora Motor Car (approx. 1.1 miles away); A Vast Enterprise (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Lockville Locks in Newark (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lockville (approx. 1½ miles away); The Fox Sisters (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
Also see . . . Leslie E. Gehres - Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 23, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.