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Pocatello in Bannock County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Pocatello's Name in WWII

Chief Pocatello Monument

 
 
Pocatello's Name in WWII Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2017
1. Pocatello's Name in WWII Marker
Inscription.
Chief Pocatello's memory was honored by giving his name to two fighting vessels in World War II.

USS Pocatello
Tacoma-Class Frigate
Launched October 17, 1943. It was sponsored by Miss Thelma Dixey, Chief Pocatello's great-granddaughter.
The USS Pocatello was commissioned on February 18, 1944, in Richmond, California. In April 1944 the vessel commenced weather station operations out of Seattle, Washington, assigned to the Western Sea Frontier.
The USS Pocatello was decommissioned May 2, 1946 in Charleston, South Carolina. She was awarded one battle star for her wartime service.
Pocatello Chief
B-24 Liberator
The Pocatello Chief was accepted by the U.S. Air Force in San Diego, California on November 9, 1943. The bomber was delivered to the 8th Air Force in England on December 27, 1943.
It was shot down on March 15, 1944 over Brunswick, Germany.
 
Erected by City of Pocatello.
 
Location. 42° 50.782′ N, 112° 25.238′ W. Marker is in Pocatello, Idaho, in Bannock County. Marker is at the intersection of South 5th Avenue and South 4th Avenue (U.S. 30), on the left when traveling north on
Pocatello's Name in WWII Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2017
2. Pocatello's Name in WWII Marker
South 5th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2695 South 5th Avenue, Pocatello ID 83204, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Native Foods (here, next to this marker); The City of Pocatello (here, next to this marker); The Shoshone (here, next to this marker); Pocatello's Life (here, next to this marker); Chief Pocatello (here, next to this marker); Old Fort Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Idaho State University (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pocatello.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Visit Pocatello Idaho Tourist Information Center.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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