206th Coast Artillery (Anti-Aircraft) Memorial

206th Coast Artillery (Anti-Aircraft) Memorial (HM27G2)

Location: Little Rock, AR 72202 Pulaski County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 44.287', W 92° 15.936'

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This Memorial Has Been Placed Here
By Veterans Of The
206th Coast Artillery (Anti-Aircraft)
Col. Elgan C. Robertson

Commanding Officer


Honoring the memory of those men who served, fought, and died in defense of their country as members of the 206th Coast Artillery Anti Aircraft. Originally an all Arkansas National Guard regiment federally recognized 24 November 1923 consisting of a regimental headquarters and service battery, a medical detachment, two anti-aircraft battalions - the first made up of a searchlight and three, three inch gun batteries. The second with four anti-aircraft machine gun batteries. Pre World War II trained at Fort Sill, Oklahoma - Fort Barancas, Florida - Fort Sheridan, Illinois - Camp Placios, Texas - Camp Ripley, Minnesota, and Camp Pike, Ark. Federally mobilized 6 January 1941. Trained Fort Bliss and White Sands, New Mexico. Deployed to Asiatic Pacific & defended Dutch Harbor, Alaska, June 3 & 4, 1942, defeating the Japanese attack. Rotated to Fort Bliss, Texas 1944 where personnel were reassigned to units in the European and Asiatic Pacific commands.
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HM NumberHM27G2
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Placed ByVeterans of the 206th Coast Artillery (Anti-Aircraft)
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Date Added Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 567228 N 3844247
Decimal Degrees34.73811667, -92.26560000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 44.287', W 92° 15.936'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 44' 17.22" N, 92° 15' 56.16" W
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Area Code(s)501
Closest Postal AddressAt or near MacArthur Park, Little Rock AR 72202, US
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