USS Gambier Bay CVE 73 and Composite Squadron VC-10

USS Gambier Bay CVE 73 and Composite Squadron VC-10 (HM5C5)

Location: San Diego, CA 92106 San Diego County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 41.072', W 117° 14.65'

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United States Navy

— In Memory of the Men Lost in Action —

[Panel 1]:
Eternal God who alone spreads out the heavens and rules the raging seas, may this memorial bring continued remembrance to the one hundred and thirty seven men who died defending their country in time of danger, and whose bodies found their last resting place in the waters of the Pacific. May it call to mind that they were called by their nation to defend liberty and preserve unity.

We do not what those who died in air and sea battles, often against hopeless odds, to have died in vain. They died tha war would end, an aggressor would be stopped, that peace would come to make the world safe for their families and generatopms. In the name of our Lord. Amen.

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Saipan · Guam · Palaus · Philippines

[Map of the Philippines]

Commissioned December 28, 1943
Sunk by cruisers October 25, 1944

[Panel 2]:
U.S.S. Gambier Bay, CVE-73
World War II
Ship's Company
[Names and ranks of 120 of the ship's crew who were lost in action]

Composite Squadron, VC-10
[Names and ranks of 18 VC-10 members who were lost in action]

May they rest in peace at the bottom of the sea until the day the sea gives up its dead and we are all together again.
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HM NumberHM5C5
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Year Placed1996
Placed ByThe USS Gambier Bay & VC-10 Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 7:44am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 477110 N 3616341
Decimal Degrees32.68453333, -117.24416667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 41.072', W 117° 14.65'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 41' 4.32" N, 117° 14' 39.00" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)619
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1601-1623 California 209, San Diego CA 92106, US
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