Admiral Marc A. Mitscher, U.S. Navy

Admiral Marc A. Mitscher, U.S. Navy (HMCAC)

Location: Hillsboro, WI 54634 Vernon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 39.149', W 90° 21.165'

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Admiral Marc A. Mitscher, U. S. Navy, pioneer in naval aviation and Commander of Naval Air Task Force 58, famed for its destruction of Japanese sea power in World War II, was born in Hillsboro, January 26, 1887. A 1910 graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy and the Naval Flying School, he served with dedicated purpose and distinguished achievement in a career that proved the effectiveness of naval aircraft carriers. As a result of his brilliant leadership, his indomitable fighting spirit, and his many conspicuous firsts in naval aviation, he was awarded many high decorations by the U. S. and foreign governments. Admiral Mitscher died February 3, 1947 and lies in the hallowed ground of Arlington National Cemetery, always remembered and highly respected by all men of naval aviation.
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number79
Year Placed1958
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 2:09am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 713479 N 4836681
Decimal Degrees43.65248333, -90.35275000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 39.149', W 90° 21.165'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 39' 8.94" N, 90° 21' 9.90" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 756 Lake St, Hillsboro WI 54634, US
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