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206th Coast Artillery (Anti-Aircraft) Memorial

 
 
206th Coast Artillery (Anti-Aircraft) Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
1. 206th Coast Artillery (Anti-Aircraft) Memorial
Inscription.
This Memorial Has Been Placed Here
By Veterans Of The
206th Coast Artillery (Anti-Aircraft)
Col. Elgan C. Robertson

Commanding Officer

Honoring the memory of those men who served, fought, and died in defense of their country as members of the 206th Coast Artillery Anti Aircraft. Originally an all Arkansas National Guard regiment federally recognized 24 November 1923 consisting of a regimental headquarters and service battery, a medical detachment, two anti-aircraft battalions - the first made up of a searchlight and three, three inch gun batteries. The second with four anti-aircraft machine gun batteries. Pre World War II trained at Fort Sill, Oklahoma - Fort Barancas, Florida - Fort Sheridan, Illinois - Camp Placios, Texas - Camp Ripley, Minnesota, and Camp Pike, Ark. Federally mobilized 6 January 1941. Trained Fort Bliss and White Sands, New Mexico. Deployed to Asiatic Pacific & defended Dutch Harbor, Alaska, June 3 & 4, 1942, defeating the Japanese attack. Rotated to Fort Bliss, Texas 1944 where personnel were reassigned to units in the European and Asiatic Pacific commands.
 
Erected by Veterans of the 206th Coast Artillery (Anti-Aircraft).
 
Location. 34° 44.287′ 
206th Coast Artillery (Anti-Aircraft) Memorial (on far right). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
2. 206th Coast Artillery (Anti-Aircraft) Memorial (on far right).
N, 92° 15.936′ W. Marker is in Little Rock, Arkansas, in Pulaski County. Marker can be reached from East 9th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 503 East 9th Street, Little Rock AR 72202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Mehlburger Markers (here, next to this marker); In Memory of United Spanish War Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); Roosevelt Visits Little Rock (within shouting distance of this marker); The Arsenal Crisis (within shouting distance of this marker); The Little Rock Arsenal (within shouting distance of this marker); The Story of David O. Dodd (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of David O. Dodd (within shouting distance of this marker); MacArthur Park World War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Little Rock.
 
More about this marker. The memorial is in MacArthur Park which is the former grounds of the U.S. Arsenal in Little Rock. The memorial is behind the only remaining building from the 1840 arsenal building which is now the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 8, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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