USS Wahoo SS238

USS Wahoo SS238 (HM1IXA)

Location: Wahoo, NE 68066 Saunders County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 12.576', W 96° 37.37'

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In memory of all submarines and crews on eternal patrol.

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.
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Date Added Friday, January 23rd, 2015 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 699296 N 4564749
Decimal Degrees41.20960000, -96.62283333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 12.576', W 96° 37.37'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 12' 34.56" N, 96° 37' 22.2" W
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Area Code(s)402
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 399-493 US-77, Wahoo NE 68066, US
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