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

U.S.S. San Juan CL-54

 
 
U.S.S. San Juan CL-54 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, April 27, 2022
1. U.S.S. San Juan CL-54 Marker
Inscription.  
Commissioned at Boston 28 Feb. 1942
Decommissioned at Bremerton 9 Nov. 1946
Pacific Campaigns 1942-1945
Guadalcanal, Tulagi, Gilbert Islands,
Santa Cruz Islands, New Georgia, Rabaul,
Marshall Islands, Kwajalein, Eniwetok, Palau,
Hollandia, Truk, Marianas, Iwo Jima, Philippine Sea,
Guam, Ulithi, Formosa, Luzon, Okinawa,
Saigon, Tokyo
First Ship to Tokyo Aug-1945
Liberated Prisoners of War From Japan
August - September 1945

Presented by USS San Juan Shipmates, Inc. In Memory of All
Who Served in This Great Fighting Ship

 
Erected by National Museum of the Pacific War.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
 
Location. 30° 16.356′ N, 98° 52.022′ 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
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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. The 158th Regimental Combat Team (here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Essex CV-9 (here, next to this marker); Seagoing Marine Detachments (here, next to this marker); LCI(G) - 449 (here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Samuel S. Miles (here, next to this marker); AOG - Auxiliary Oil Gas (here, next to this marker); Sino-American Cooperative Organization (here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Renshaw (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Also see . . .  USS San Juan (CL-54). Wikipedia
The second USS San Juan (CL-54), and the first to be named for the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico, was an Atlanta-class light cruiser of the United States Navy. She was laid down on 15 May 1940 by the Bethlehem Steel Co. (Fore River), Quincy, Massachusetts; launched on 6 September 1941; sponsored by Mrs. Margarita Coll de Santori; and commissioned on 28 February 1942.
(Submitted on November 29, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
U.S.S. San Juan CL-54 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, April 27, 2022
2. U.S.S. San Juan CL-54 Marker
The marker is the fourth marker from the left of the large markers.
U.S.S. San Juan CL-54 off San Francisco image. Click for full size.
Public Domain - US Navy, October 14, 1944
3. U.S.S. San Juan CL-54 off San Francisco
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 29, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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