Pocatello's Name in WWII

Pocatello's Name in WWII (HM21P8)

Location: Pocatello, ID 83204 Bannock County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 50.782', W 112° 25.238'

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Chief Pocatello Monument

Chief Pocatello's memory was honored by giving his name to two fighting vessels in World War II.

USS Pocatello
Tacoma-Class Frigate

Launched October 17, 1943. It was sponsored by Miss Thelma Dixey, Chief Pocatello's great-granddaughter.
The USS Pocatello was commissioned on February 18, 1944, in Richmond, California. In April 1944 the vessel commenced weather station operations out of Seattle, Washington, assigned to the Western Sea Frontier.
The USS Pocatello was decommissioned May 2, 1946 in Charleston, South Carolina. She was awarded one battle star for her wartime service.

Pocatello Chief
B-24 Liberator

The Pocatello Chief was accepted by the U.S. Air Force in San Diego, California on November 9, 1943. The bomber was delivered to the 8th Air Force in England on December 27, 1943.
It was shot down on March 15, 1944 over Brunswick, Germany.
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HM NumberHM21P8
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Placed ByCity of Pocatello
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Date Added Friday, September 15th, 2017 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 383917 N 4744733
Decimal Degrees42.84636667, -112.42063333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 50.782', W 112° 25.238'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 50' 46.92" N, 112° 25' 14.28" W
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Area Code(s)208
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2653-2885 I-15BL, Pocatello ID 83204, US
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