Rear Admiral Leslie E. Gehres, a War Memorial

Rear Admiral Leslie E. Gehres, a War Memorial (HM27PA)

Location: Newark, NY 14513 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 2.284', W 77° 6.51'

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Rear Admiral Leslie E. Gehres
Born Newark, NY September 23, 1898. Died May 15, 1975. Dedicated in recognition of Rear Admiral Leslie E. Gehres, leading U.S. naval hero of World War II, for extraordinary heroism as Captain of the aircraft carrier USS Franklin. He refused to abandon the severely damaged ship in a battle off the coast of Japan on March 19, 1945. His outstanding leadership and devotion to duty saved both his ship and the lives of over 1000 sailors.
HM NumberHM27PA
Placed ByNewark Mayor, Newark schools Superintendent & Board President, & retired servicemen; all as named on the plaque
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Date Added Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 328243 N 4767199
Decimal Degrees43.03806667, -77.10850000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 2.284', W 77° 6.51'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 2' 17.04" N, 77° 6' 30.6" W
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Area Code(s)315, 585
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Red Fox Lane, Newark NY 14513, US
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