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U.S. Coast Guard World War II Operations in Louisville

 
 
U.S. Coast Guard World War II Operations in Louisville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 18, 2017
1. U.S. Coast Guard World War II Operations in Louisville Marker
Inscription.
U. S. Coast Guard
World War II Operations
in Louisville
From November, 1942 - November, 1944, 134 Coast Guard temporary reservists conducted continuous river patrols from this station. Led by Lt. J.C. Theobald And Lt. (J.G.) W.T. Duvall, this volunteer company of citizen reservists manned over 20 boats in direct response to confirmed threats of German sabotage at the McAlpine Locks. The company later re-formed as a part of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary which continues today as the voluntary citizen arm of the U.S. Coast Guard.

This plaque is dedicated to all who served in the Coast Guard during World War II from the Louisville area.

Presented by the Louisville area World War II Coast Guard Committee, nationally chartered to commemorate Coast Guard events of World War II
August, 1993

 
Erected 1993 by Louisville area World War II Coast Guard Committee,.
 
Location. 38° 15.552′ N, 85° 45.305′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West River Road and North 4th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located on the Mayor Andrew Broaddus Lifesaving Station, docked
Plaque on the Mayor Andrew Broaddus image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 18, 2017
2. Plaque on the Mayor Andrew Broaddus
at the Louisville Riverwalk, next to the Belle of Louisville. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 W River Road, Louisville KY 40202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Life Saving Station 10 (here, next to this marker); Mayor Andrew Broaddus (here, next to this marker); Belle of Louisville (a few steps from this marker); Captain John F. Gilooly (a few steps from this marker); Visitors at Louisville Wharf / Louisville’s Steamboat Era (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Belle of Louisville (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / York (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Irene Dunne (1898-1990) (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .  Mayor Andrew Broaddus on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 12, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. War, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
The Mayor Andrew Broaddus, Lifesaving Station #10 image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 18, 2017
3. The Mayor Andrew Broaddus, Lifesaving Station #10
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 74 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 12, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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