Navarino in Shawano County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Sgt Avery Wilber Memorial Bridge
Shioc River in the Town of Navarino
in Shawano County has been designated
as a Memorial in honor and in recognition
of Sgt Avery Wilber a World War II POW and
survivor of the Arisan Maru Tragedy
Dedicated by authority of Wisconsin Statute 84.1023
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
Location. 44° 36.665′ N, 88° 29.652′ W. Marker is in Navarino, Wisconsin, in Shawano County. Memorial is on State Highway 156 west of Pine Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is at the Navarino Town Hall, near the west bank of the Shioc River. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: W5041 State Highway 156, Bonduel WI 54107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Navarino Area Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Stagecoach Travel (approx. 9.8 miles away); Shawano Shiocton Area Veterans Memorial (approx. 12.6 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Town of Navarino. Avery Wilber Memorial Bridge. The (Japanese) Arisan Maru took torpedoes causing it to sink in the South China Sea. Seven (POWs) survived this tragedy, and Avery Wilber was one of those men. (Submitted on October 15, 2014.)
2. Navarino bridge named for local veteran. The Shawano Leader. (Submitted on October 15, 2014.)
3. Wisconsin Statute 84.1023. Avery Wilber Memorial Bridge. (Submitted on October 15, 2014.)
4. Sgt Avery Edward Wilber. Find A Grave. (Submitted on October 15, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 354 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 15, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.