Oakland in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Rear Admiral R.J. “Bear” Arnold, U.S.N.
Location. 37° 48.322′ N, 122° 19.582′ W. Marker is in Oakland, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Middle Harbor Road. Touch for map. The marker is on Point Arnold in Middle Harbor Shoreline Park. Allow about 5 minutes to walk from the parking lots near the entrance to the marker site. Marker is in this post office area: Oakland CA 94607, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. USS Oakland CL-AA 95 (approx. 0.2 miles away); John "Alex" Alexander (approx. 0.2 miles away); USS Oakland Mast (approx. ¼ mile away); Training Wall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Western Pacific Mole (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chappell Roland Hayes Liberty Hall (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Music They Played on 7th Street (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland.
More about this marker. Middle Harbor Shoreline Park is part of the former Oakland Naval Supply Center.
Also see . . . UPI Obituary for Rear Admiral Arnold. "...Adm. Arnold received the Navy Cross for bravery while serving on the carrier USS Yorktown during the Battle of Midway in 1942. Then the ship`s supply officer and a commander, he voluntarily served in the ammunition rooms, which were in danger of exploding, and later rescued two crew members of the Hammann, a destroyer that was torpedoed alongside the Yorktown...." (Submitted on February 4, 2013.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 4, 2013, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 517 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 4, 2013, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.