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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Walker in Wood County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)

U.S.S. Cisco Memorial

a.k.a. the Volcano Memorial

Right Tablet at the U.S.S. Cisco Memorial image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 10, 2021
1. Right Tablet at the U.S.S. Cisco Memorial
Inscription.  In memory of the U.S.S. Cisco SS 290, whose 76 officers and men gave their lives for their country so that others could remain free. The Cisco was lost on September 28, 1943 in an antisubmarine attack at 9° 9' 47" N, 121° -44'E, by enemy ships and aircraft.

Abrams, Donald B. — FC2 • Anderson, Donald F. — CMOMM • Argersinger, Edgar E. — S2 • Baker, Walter M. — S1 • Berry, Howard B., Jr. — LT • Besnot, Lucien R. — S1 • Briggs, Frederick M. — EM2 • Bubp, Herbert K. — F1 • Buck, John E. Sr. — F2 • Buratte, Austin O. — TM1 • Cannon, Patrick J. — RM3 • Coe, J. W. — CDR-CO • Coe, William F. — RT1 • Cole, Lenard R. — S2 • Corkery, Charles R. — TM2 • Diery, Rudolf M. — SC2 • Dohlus, William F., Jr. — EM1 • Dragich, Joseph — CMOMM

Edwards, Myrtle J. — S1 • Fippen, James M. — EM3 • Fisher, Richard K — MOMM1 • Genoozis, Anthony M. — F2 • Gondorchin, George — S2 • Gurganus, Arthur A. — CTM • Hagedorn, Robert J. — MM1 • Halsten, Duane
Left Tablet at the USS Cisco Submarine Memorial image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 10, 2021
2. Left Tablet at the USS Cisco Submarine Memorial
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M. — F2 • Handrew, William J. — S1 • Hare, Edward N. — F3 • Hergold, Walter B. — EM2 • Hoover, G. P. — LTJG • Intscher, Michael, Jr. — MOMM1 • Johnson, Donald W. — F2 • Jones, William F., Jr. — F1 • Keller, Alex — MOMM2 • Kisbaugh, Sterling — TM3 • Kovacs, Joseph— EM2 • Kraus, Henry J.— MOMM1

Lacasse, David A.— TM3 • La Rouche, Roger J. — COX • Louney, Walter H. — LT • Mairs, Clarence H. — S2 • Mazeika, Julian B. — S2 • McCarson, Frank B. — EM1 • Menear, Lyle K. — TM3 • Mewbourn, Marion T. — MM1 • Millard, Lawrence C. — SM2 • Miller, John D. — LCDR • Morrissey, Richard F. — RM3 • Nelson, Samuel — STM2 • Nicoll, Gordon L. — GM2 • Noble, Charles F. — F1 • Peterson, C. I. — ENS • Pitman, Read — TM2 • Rausch, Raymond J. — MOMM1 • Ritzler, Adna T. — SM1 • Satterwhite, Marshall — TM2

Sermini, Mario E. — F2 • Sweet, Walter W. — EM3 • Teach, Lewis E. — TM2 • Timm, Verner C. — PHM2 • Toebbe, Henry E. — CTM • Travis, William W. — F1 • Upson, Earl R. — GM1 • Vilandre, Roland H. — F1 • Vitale, Rocco J. — MOMM1 • Waltis, Vincent — EM1 • Warren, George H. — EM3 • Wehr, Howard —
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By J. J. Prats, April 10, 2021
3. U.S.S. Cisco Memorial
EM3 • Weinel, August F. — LCDR-XO • Wetsky, Lawrence A. — MOMM2 • Williams, Albert W. — STM1 • Winter, John W. — TM2 • Zar, Charles — SC3 • Seiz, Matthew Jr. — MOMM1 • Zywicki, Frank W. — QM1

Still on Patrol. Albacore, Amberjack, Argonaut, Barbel, Bonefish, Bullhead, Capelin, Cisco, Corvina, Darter, Dorado, Escolar, Flier, Colet, Grampus, Grayback, Grayling, Grenadier, Growler, Grunion, Gudgeon, Harder, Herring, Kete, Lacarto, Perch, Pickerel, Pompano, 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, Tanc, Trigger, Triton, Trout, Tullibee, Wahoo.

U.S. Navy submarines paid heavily for their success in World War II. A total of 374 officers and 3131 men are on board these 52 U.S. Submarines still on “patrol.”

We shall never forget that it was our submarines that held the lines against the enemy while our fleets replaced losses and repaired wounds. —Fleet Admiral C.W. Nimitz, U.S.N.

I can assure you tht they went down fighting and that their brothers who survived them took a grim toll of our savage enemy to avenge their deaths. —Vice Admiral C. A. Lockwood, Jr., U.S.N., Commander Submarine Force 1943-1946. (Marker Number P.F.S. 59.)
Topics and series. This memorial is
U.S.S. Cisco Memorial image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 10, 2021
4. U.S.S. Cisco Memorial
listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Still On Patrol series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 28, 1943.
Location. 39° 14.874′ N, 81° 18.441′ W. Marker is near Walker, West Virginia, in Wood County. Memorial is on Rolling Rock Road 0.1 miles west of Volcano Road (Local Route 5), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Walker WV 26180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Walker Creek Recreation Impoundment (a few steps from this marker); Early Oil Wells (approx. 0.4 miles away); Endless Cable System (approx. 0.4 miles away); Thornhill Mansion (approx. half a mile away); William Cooper Stiles, Jr. (approx. 0.7 miles away); Volcano, West Virginia (approx. 1½ miles away); Dunmore’s Camp (approx. 7.2 miles away); Camp Kootaga (approx. 7.6 miles away).
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry. Excerpt:
Cisco sailed from Panama 7 August 1943 for Brisbane, Australia, arriving 1 September to assume local patrol duties, until 18 September, when she docked at Darwin. She put out on her first war patrol 20 September, but never returned. Japanese records tell of sighting a submarine leaking oil on 28
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September in an area where Cisco is known to have been the only submarine then operating. Japanese records state this submarine was sunk by bombs and depth charges. Japanese records state that the submarine was attacked by Type 97 “Kate” attack bombers of the 954 Naval Air Squadron and the riverboat Karatsu. . .
(Submitted on May 5, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 5, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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