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Fredericksburg in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

U.S.S. Independence

CVL 22

 
 
U.S.S. Independence Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, April 27, 2022
1. U.S.S. Independence Marker
Inscription.  
Commissioned 14 January 1943
Decommissioned 28 August 1946
World War II Service
8 Battle Stars

First Night Fighter Carrier
of the WWII Pacific Campaigns

Dedicated To All Officers, Pilots,
Crewmen, and Airmen
Who Served Aboard
"The Mighty "I"

 
Erected by National Museum of the Pacific War.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
 
Location. 30° 16.349′ N, 98° 52.03′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of East Austin Street and North Washington Street. The marker is located in the central section of the WWII Veterans Memorial Courtyard which is a part of the National Museum of the Pacific War. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 311 East Austin Street, Fredericksburg TX 78624, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S.S. Montpelier (CL-57) (here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Bougainville (here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Talladega (APA-208)
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(here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Jamestown (AGP-3) (here, next to this marker); Comanche County Iwo Jima Memorial (here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Baltimore (CA-68) (here, next to this marker); The Shinyo Maru (here, next to this marker); In Memory of Our Fallen Comrades (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Also see . . .  USS Independence (CVL-22). Wikipedia (Submitted on November 26, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The U.S.S. Independence Marker is the first marker on the left of the markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, April 27, 2022
2. The U.S.S. Independence Marker is the first marker on the left of the markers
U.S.S. Independence image. Click for full size.
Public Domain - US Navy, July 15, 1943
3. U.S.S. Independence
The new U.S. Navy light aircraft carrier USS Independence (CVL-22) in San Francisco Bay (USA). Note that she still carries Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers. Before entering combat the air group would only consist of Grumman F6F Hellcat fighters and TBF Avenger torpedo bombers.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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