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Delaware & New Jersey WWII Submariners Memorial

Dedicated to those who serve in Submarines of the U.S. Navy

— The Silent Service ~ Pride Runs Deep —

 
 
Delaware & New Jersey WWII Submariners Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith S Smith, August 9, 2013
1. Delaware & New Jersey WWII Submariners Memorial Marker
Inscription.  
Left Side of Marker
U.S. Submarine Veterans
World War II

52 United States Submarines
On Eternal Patrol

U.S. Navy Submarines Paid Heavily for their success in World War II.

374 Officers and 3131 Men are on board these 52 U.S. Submarines still on patrol


Albacore – Amberjack – Argonaut – Barbel – Bonefish – Bullhead – Capelin – Cisco – Corvina – Darter – Dorado – Escolar – Flier – Golet – Grampus – Grayback – Grayling – Grenadier – Growler – Grunion – Gudgeon – Harder – Herring – Kete – Lagarto – Perch – Pickerel – Pompano – Robalo – Runner – R-12 –Scamp – Scorpion – Sculpin – Sealion – Seawolf – Shark I – Shark II – Snook – Swordfish – S-26 – S-27 – S-28 – S-36 – S-39 – S-44 – Tang – Trigger – Triton – Trout – Tullibee – Wahoo

3600 U.S. Submariners
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gave their lives in World War II

Right Side of marker
On Eternal Patrol ~ USS Kete ~ SS-369
2nd Patrol – 87 Fatalities
Lost – Off Japan – March 20th 1945

~ LeRoy Albert Abts ~ Edward Ackerman ~ John Clausel Adams, Jr. ~ John David Apking ~ Donald Lee Bergadine ~ Leonard Eugene Blodgett ~ Francis William Braniger ~ Carl Brooks ~ William Henry Burnside, Jr. ~ Perry Charles Callahan ~ Bernard Cobrin ~ Hugh Mack Cole ~ Edward Cooper ~ Robert William Crowley ~ Charles Randolph Crutchfield, Jr. ~ William Howard Dawson ~ Frederick Robert Deininger ~ Harold William Derrah ~ Helmut Otto Dietrich ~ Calvin Frederick Dortche ~ Donald Lincoln Drake ~ Willis Dul ~ Manuel Lawrence Efferson ~ Donald Paul Egen ~ Douglas Grant Fenton ~ Hugh French ~ Ben Friesen ~ Robert Stephan Fuller ~ John Francis Glynn, Jr. ~ Fred Joseph Griswold ~ Joseph Henry Gunzinger ~ Elmer Ellsworth Gwinn, Jr. ~ Bernard Henry Haag ~ Robert Arthur Hart ~ Glenn Edwin Hartbank ~ Paul O'Bryan Hayden ~ Earl Henderson ~ James Lowell Hines ~ James Russell Holshouser ~ Stanton Lee Hooper ~ Abraham Joseph Katz ~ Norbert William Kelly ~ Elmer Neil Kensler ~ Walter Ernest Kotelman ~ Richard Paul Kraut ~ Jack Lee Lasiter ~ Frank Litzenburger, Jr. ~ Earl Logsdon ~ Billie
Delaware & New Jersey WWII Submariners Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith S Smith, August 9, 2013
2. Delaware & New Jersey WWII Submariners Memorial Marker
Barton Lowery ~ Charles Wesley Lynn, Jr. ~ Glenn Raymond Malko ~ Anthony Thomas Marsico ~ Frank Martini ~ Bernard Eugene McLendon ~ Grant Richard Messenger ~ Samuel Arnold Moccabee ~ Charleton L. Moore ~ Henry Fredrick Morrison ~ Archie Vernon Newton ~ Joseph Albert O'Brien ~ Mark Angello O'Connor ~ George Thomas Page ~ Clair Junior Peterson ~ Irving Victor Piper ~ Glenn Owen Price ~ Donald Calvin Pushee ~ Robert Russell Racer ~ Frederick Fay Reimers ~ Francis Albert Richards ~ George Joseph Schemm ~ Maxium Daniels Schenavar ~ Paul Francis Schumacher ~ Oliver Harry Simpson ~ James Irwin Snyder ~ Russell Henry Spikes ~ Jacob Granville Starr, Jr. ~ French Lee Thomas, Jr. ~ Gordon Ray Thompson ~ Keith Thorn ~ Peter Charles VanDam ~ Salomon Hernandez Villalba ~ James Stanley Waggoner ~ Russel Andrew Wallick ~ Floyd Stewart Walling ~ Joseph Allen Westphall ~ Gordon Weaver Wilson ~ Galen Irvin Woodward ~
Delaware State Boat Memorial

Dedicated May 26, 2001
In Honor of the Delaware and New Jersey Submariners

 
Erected 2001 by DRBA ~ Delaware River and Bay Authority.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: HeroesPatriots & Patriotism
U.S.S. Kete image. Click for full size.
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3. U.S.S. Kete
Sunk off the Sea of Japan
War, World IIWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Still On Patrol series list.
 
Location. 39° 41.678′ N, 75° 33.036′ W. Marker is near New Castle, Delaware, in New Castle County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of Cherry Lane and New Castle Avenue (Delaware Route 9). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Castle DE 19720, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Delaware Memorial Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Delaware - Desert Shield / Desert Storm Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Wounded Combat Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Delaware River and Bay Authority Vietnam Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean War Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Delaware River and Bay Authority Veterans Dedication (within shouting distance of this marker); The Collins Park Bombings (approx. ¼ mile away); The Community of Dunleith (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Castle.
 
More about this memorial. Personnel names are given as: last name first, followed
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by commas and initials; rank is provided on the marker but omitted here.

Donald Lincoln Drake is listed as Drake, K. L.
John Francis Glynn, Jr. is listed as Glenn, J. F.
Elmer Ellsworth Gwinn, Jr. is listed as Gwinn, E. F., Jr.
Mark Angello O'Connor is listed as O'Conner, M. A.
Clair Junior Peterson is listed as Peterson, C., Jr.
French Lee Thomas, Jr. is listed as Thomas, F. I., Jr.
Floyd Stewart Walling is listed as Walling, S. F.
 
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Also see . . .
1. Submarine - USS Kete - Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 9, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
2. USS Kete – on Eternal Patrol. (Submitted on September 9, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional keywords. Submarine, Navy, Kete,
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,840 times since then and 58 times this year. Last updated on March 3, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 9, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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