Newark in Wayne County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Rear Admiral Leslie E. Gehres
Dedicated in recognition of Rear Admiral Leslie E. Gehres, leading U.S. naval hero of World War II, for extraordinary heroism as Captain of the aircraft carrier USS Franklin. He refused to abandon the severely damaged ship in a battle off the coast of Japan on March 19, 1945. His outstanding leadership and devotion to duty saved both his ship and the lives of over 1000 sailors.
Erected by Newark Mayor, Newark schools Superintendent & Board President, & retired servicemen; all as named on the plaque.
Location. 43° 2.284′ N, 77° 6.51′ W. Marker is in Newark, New York, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from Red Fox Lane ¼ mile west of Peirson Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at the front of Newark High School. Marker is at or near this postal address: 625 Peirson Avenue, Newark NY 14513, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arcadia War Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Joseph Miller (approx. 0.8 miles away); In Memory of Those from This Community (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mora Motor Car A Vast Enterprise (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Lockville Locks in Newark (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lockville (approx. 1½ miles away); The Fox Sisters (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
Also see . . . Leslie E. Gehres - Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 23, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.