Oakland in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
USS Oakland CL-AA 95
Commissioned: 17 July 1943 Decommissioned: 1 July 1949
Captain William K. Phillips, USN • Captain Kendall S. Reed, USN • Captain Allen P. Calvert, USN • Captain Thomas J. Casey, USN • Captain John N. Opie III, USN • Captain Hugh J. Martin, USN • Commander E.B. Ellsworth, USN
The U.S.S. Oakland CL-AA 95 earned 9 Battle Stars
* Marshall Islands Operations: 29 Jan. to 8 Feb. 1944
* Hollandia Operation: 21 April to 1 June 1944
* Asiatic – Pacific Raids: 16 Feb. to 1 May 1944
* Marianas Operation: 11June to 5 Aug. 1944
* Western Caroline Island Operation: 6 Sept. to 24 Sept. 1044
* Leyte Operation: 10 Oct. to 26 Oct. 1944
* Okinawa Gunto Operation: 14 March to 11 June 1945
* Third Fleet Operation against Japan: 10 July to 15 Aug. 1945
Location. 37° 48.314′ N, 122° 19.381′ W. Marker is in Oakland, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on Middle Harbor Road, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3660 Middle Harbor Road, 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 Mast (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); John "Alex" Alexander Rear Admiral R.J. "Bear" Arnold, U.S.N. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Training Wall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chappell Roland Hayes (approx. 0.4 miles away); Western Pacific Mole (approx. half a mile away); Liberty Hall (approx. 1½ miles away); The Music They Played on 7th Street (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland.
More about this marker. This marker is located in Middle Harbor Shoreline Park.
Also see . . . CL-95 USS Oakland - USS England.org. Following a shakedown and training cruise off San Diego in the summer of 1943, Oakland sailed for Pearl Harbor arriving 3 November. Joining with three heavy cruisers and two destroyers, she linked up with carrier Task Group 50.3 near Funafuti in the Ellice Islands to help pave the way for operation "Galvanic," the amphibious push into the Gilberts. (Submitted on March 4, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 468 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 4, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.