Santa Fe in Santa Fe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
U.S.S. Santa Fe CL-60
Erected 1975 by the U.S.S. Santa Fe Veterans on their 30th reunion, August 7, 8, 9, and 10.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
Location. 35° 41.235′ N, 105° 56.33′ W. Marker is in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Memorial is at the intersection of San Francisco Street and Lincoln Avenue, on the right when traveling east on San Francisco Street. It is on the edge of the plaza, facing San Francisco Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Fe NM 87501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To the Heroes (within shouting distance of this marker); La Castrense (within shouting distance of this marker); End of Santa Fe Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Fe Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Annexation of New Mexico El Palacio Real (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Fe Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); The Spitz Clock (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Fe.
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry. “Santa Fe sortied from the Marshalls with a group centered around carrier Bunker Hill, and guarded her consorts during intense air strikes on Saipan, Tinian, and Guam from 11-16 June 1944 in support of landings on Saipan. But the Japanese fleet raced into the area to make a major effort to save the Marianas. On the morning of 19 June, swarms of Japanese carrier aircraft attacked the American 5th Fleet. Santa Fe's guns contributed to an almost impenetrable shield of flak which protected the US carriers while American naval aviators destroyed Japan's naval air arm. Through the night and into the following day, the 5th Fleet pursued the retiring enemy warships, located them at mid-afternoon, and launched planes for a successful attack. That night, Santa Fe, ignoring possible Japanese submarines, turned on her lights to help guide the American planes back to their carriers.” (Submitted on April 29, 2012, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2012, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 635 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2012, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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