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Des Moines in Polk County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

S-36 Submarine Memorial

 
 
S-36 Submarine Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 14, 2011
1. S-36 Submarine Memorial Marker
Inscription. Front
1 of 52 U.S. Submarines lost during WWII
Lost on her 2nd patrol, January 20, 1942
in Makassar Strait, Indonesia.

Left Image
U.S. Submarine Veterans World War II
In memory of all submarines and crews on eternal patrol

Right Image
United States Submarine Veterans
Honoring all U.S. Navy Submarine sailors.

Reverse
During WWII the U.S. Submarine Force suffered the highest loss rate of the U.S. Armed Forces. Of the 16,000 officers and enlisted men that served on submarines during the war 3,506 (22%> were lost. Although only 1.6% of the U. S. Navy, the Submarine Force sank 30% of the Japanese Imperial Navy and 60% of the Japanese Merchant Marine, choking off the Japanese economy. This victory came at a heavy price.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Still On Patrol marker series.
 
Location. 41° 35.365′ N, 93° 36.149′ W. Marker is in Des Moines, Iowa, in Polk County. Marker is on E. Walnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the State Capitol between E. Walnut St. and E. Court Ave. Marker is in this post office area: Des Moines IA 50319, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Reflection of Hope (a few steps from this marker); Combat Wounded Veterans

S-36 Submarine Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 14, 2011
2. S-36 Submarine Memorial Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Korean War (within shouting distance of this marker); William Boyd Allison (within shouting distance of this marker); Iowa Revolutionary War Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); War Of The Rebellion Monument (about 300 feet away); Iowa Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Des Moines.
 
Categories. War, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
S-36 Submarine Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 14, 2011
3. S-36 Submarine Memorial Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 612 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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