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Bristow in Creek County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

USS Gunboat Charleston (PG 51)

 
 
USS Gunboat Charleston Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 16, 2011
1. USS Gunboat Charleston Memorial
Inscription.  

This WWII Twin 40mm Anti Aircraft
Gun was part of the armament on
the USS Gunboat Charleston
PG 51 that in the Attu Operation
shot down one Mitsubishi 97
Jap bomber and sent
three away smoking May 22, 1943

 
Location. 35° 49.746′ N, 96° 24.348′ W. Marker is in Bristow, Oklahoma, in Creek County. Memorial is on the grounds of VFW Wake Island Memorial Post 3656, off Veterans Memorial Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bristow OK 74010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1st Lt Robert F. Trigalet, USMC (here, next to this marker); VFW Post 3656 Charter (a few steps from this marker); Ex-Prisoners of War and Those Missing In Action (a few steps from this marker); United States Navy Memorial (a few steps from this marker); AMM1 Clifford Murl Satterfield, US Navy (a few steps from this marker); VFW Post 3656 War Memorial (a few steps from this marker);
USS Gunboat Charleston Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 16, 2011
2. USS Gunboat Charleston Memorial
Cpl Peter W. Klingensmith (a few steps from this marker); SFC Donald J. Hurt, US Army (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bristow.
 
Also see . . .
1. Attu: North American Battleground of WWII. (Submitted on April 23, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. USS Charleston PG 51. (Submitted on April 23, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
USS Charleston 40mm AA Gun Plate image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 16, 2011
3. USS Charleston 40mm AA Gun Plate
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,015 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 23, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on April 24, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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