Wahoo in Saunders County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
USS Wahoo SS238
Honoring all U.S. Navy Submarine Sailors.
In memory of the USS Wahoo SS238 and her gallant crew who sank 20 Japanese ships before being sunk by action on October 11, 1943.
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 Marines, 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° 12.576′ N, 96° 37.37′ W. Marker is in Wahoo, Nebraska, in Saunders County. Marker is on Chestnut Street south of West 5th Street. Touch for map. This marker is located on the east side of the Saunders County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 433 N. Chestnut, Wahoo NE 68066, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. U.S.S. Wahoo SS 238 (a few steps from this marker); Saunders County The Armour and Company Icehouse (approx. 12.4 miles away).
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 21, 2015, by Joan Shurtliff of Seward, Nebraska. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 21, 2015, by Joan Shurtliff of Seward, Nebraska. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.