The Missouri Exercise Tiger Army & Navy Anchor Memorial

The Missouri Exercise Tiger Army & Navy Anchor Memorial (HM1C43)

Location: Mexico, MO 65265 Audrain County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 10.37', W 91° 53.004'

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Thomas Creed, Jr.
Garland Donaldson
Ralph T. Earnest
D. Dean Ferguson
Harry Mettler
Lowell Renner
Wallace W. Smith
James Spurling

[Additional Honor Roll of Names]

This state memorial honors the men of the United States Army and Navy who fought and died on 28 April 1944 while conducting a large scale training exercise for the D-Day Invasion off Slapton Sands England. During the hour long battle of "Exercise Tiger" 8 US Navy LST's came under sudden attack by German naval torpedo boats and through enemy action the United States Navy and First Army units lost 749 men in combat.

This memorial is dedicated to the brave sailors from the LST's of Convoy T-4 and to the gallant boys of Missouri's 3206th US Army Quartermaster Company. Their courage and sacrifice will always be remembered.

This 5000 pound anchor comes from a USS Suffolk County Class LST, and is on permanent loan to the Tiger Foundation, Citizens of Audrain County and the State of Missouri by the US Navy Inactive Fleet.

Dedicated on 28 April 2000

WWII Battle of Exercise Tiger 60th Anniversary
28 April 1944 - 28 April 2004
In Memory of All Military Personnel
Who Have Fought To Keep Our Country Free!
HM NumberHM1C43
Year Placed2000
Placed ByExercise Tiger Foundation and Concerned Citizens and Organizations of Audrain County
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 12:55am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 596453 N 4336550
Decimal Degrees39.17283333, -91.88340000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 10.37', W 91° 53.004'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 10' 22.20" N, 91° 53' 0.24" W
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Area Code(s)573
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 W Monroe St, Mexico MO 65265, US
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