"Rust Bucket"

"Rust Bucket" (HM1GRX)

Location: Buffalo, NY 14202 Erie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 52.691', W 78° 52.859'

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Panel 1 [upper]:

"RUST BUCKET"

[Fanciful rendering of a World War II Liberty Ship]


Our convoy ships were referred to as the "Rust Bucket Brigade" because they were never in port long enough to get a coat of paint before we went out to sea again.


We delivered arms and supplies to our fighting soldiers, speeding to victory over the German enemy, speeding the victory over the common enemies in World War II 1941-1945. This long overdue monument honors all the seamen of the W[estern] N.Y. Merchant Marine during those most desperate days.
De Corse,?95


Panel 2 (lower):

In Peace and War - 1775:
[Seal of the United States Merchant Marine]

Dedicated to the memory of Merchant Marine Seamen who in World War II gave their lives in the cause of their country.
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HM NumberHM1GRX
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Year Placed1999
Placed ByMerchant Marine Veterans
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 10:33pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 673061 N 4749465
Decimal Degrees42.87818333, -78.88098333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 52.691', W 78° 52.859'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 52' 41.46" N, 78° 52' 51.54" W
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Area Code(s)716
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 35-71 Marine Dr, Buffalo NY 14202, US
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