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Kenner in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

World War II U.S. Navy Seaman

 
 
World War II U.S. Navy Seaman Marker image. Click for full size.
April 2, 2016
1. World War II U.S. Navy Seaman Marker
Inscription.  In World War II, U.S. Navy Seamen were members of the most powerful fleet ever established to maintain control of the seas. These courageous fighting men participated in the most important U.S. victories at sea including those fought in the Pacific. In 1942, the Pacific Fleet ended Japanese threats to Hawaii by forcing back the enemy fleet off Midway. In 1944, a U.S. force of 169 warships fought the Japanese in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, eliminating Japanese naval power. When World War II ended in 1945, the U.S. Navy had amassed the most effective and powerful fleet that ever existed. It had 3,400,000 men and women, and 2,500 ships including 24 battleships, 35 aircraft carriers, 77 escort carriers, 92 cruisers, 501 destroyers, 406 destroyer escorts and 262 submarines.
 
Erected 1996 by Kenner State Naval Museum Commission.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, World IIWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 29° 59.429′ N, 90° 14.603′ W. Marker is in Kenner, Louisiana, in Jefferson
World War II U.S. Navy Seaman Marker image. Click for full size.
April 2, 2016
2. World War II U.S. Navy Seaman Marker
Parish. Memorial can be reached from Minor Street north of 18th Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1803 Minor St, Kenner LA 70062, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Korean War U.S. Navy Nurse Corps (here, next to this marker); Gulf War United States Air Force (here, next to this marker); Vietnam War U.S. Marine Corps (a few steps from this marker); World War I U.S. Army Doughboy (a few steps from this marker); United States Field Infantry World War II (a few steps from this marker); Douglas A-4 Skyhawk (a few steps from this marker); Restored Navy A-4 Skyhawk (a few steps from this marker); Purple Heart (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kenner.
 
Veterans Memorial walkway in Kenner image. Click for full size.
April 2, 2016
3. Veterans Memorial walkway in Kenner
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2016. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 11, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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