Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
James Edwin Craig
October 29, 1901 – December 7, 1941
The James E. Craig Memorial pavilion is dedicated to the memory of Jacksonville native, James Edwin Craig, the namesake of Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport. He served his country with honor. After becoming an aviator in 1929, he served on board Wright, Arizona and Yorktown. He attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander in 1937 and commanded Torpedo Squadron 5 in 1938. In March 1939, he assumed command of Conyngham and in 1941, became Damage Control Officer and First Lieutenant aboard Pennsylvania. During the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941, Lieutenant Commander Craig bravely took action to secure his ship and prepare his shipmates for the impending attack that ultimately took his life. His service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.
Erected by Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport.
Location. 30° 20.201′ N, 81° 30.896′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Craig Boulevard and St Johns Bluff Road North when traveling Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 855-1 St Johns Bluff Rd N, Jacksonville FL 32225, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. All Veterans (approx. 0.7 miles away); Spanish Pond (approx. 3½ miles away); The Building of la Caroline (approx. 3.6 miles away); Timucuan Friends (approx. 3.6 miles away); Fort de la Caroline (approx. 3.6 miles away); The River of May (approx. 3.6 miles away); Staking a Claim (approx. 3.9 miles away); Ribault Monument (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
Categories. • Air & Space • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World II •
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 14, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.