the list of 52 LOST BOATS of World War Two as designated by the SubVets of WWII
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Photo by Robert A. Falardeau
RECRUIT TRAINING COMMAND
April 12, 2000
Memorial is located in front of the Recruit Training Command Chapel
Text & image contributed by Art Randall
L to R William Theisen, Curator Wisconsin Maritime Museum; David P. Ransburg Mayor City of Peoria;
Ernie Crowl Chairman Historical Marker Committee; Jim Welch Commander, Peoria Base USSVI
Erected by Peoria Base US Submarine Veterans Inc.
Dedicated 11 October 2003
Jim Welch, USSVI Peoria Base Commander Presiding
The marker is located in Liberty Park along the bank
of the Illinois river at the foot of Liberty Street
The Illinois River flowing to New Orleans
as viewed from Liberty Park, Peoria, Illinois
|On October 11 2003, the Peoria Base
dedicated a historical monument site at Liberty Park overlooking the Illinois
River. It commemorates the movement of Manitowoc boats down the Illinois
river to New Orleans, passing Peoria in the process.
USSVI does not have many dedicated historical sites and and only a few are dedicated to the Manitowoc Boats --- Jim Welch
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Years in the planning, the vision of the Illinois Submarine Veterans of WWII became a reality on October 7, 2003 when it dedicated a memorial to the S-44, the State organization's adopted submarine lost in WWII.
See link at top of this page for the complete list of the 50 states and their assigned lost submarines from the list of 52 LOST BOATS of World War Two as designated by the SubVets of WWII
The memorial to the S-44 was donated to the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery and is located in a secluded part of the 950-acre cemetery.
Information, text and images by Art Randall, Director Central Region