Marker 79: Admiral Marc A. Mitscher, U.S. Navy

© Photographed July 25, 2013 and June 12, 2015
Erected 1958 by Wisconsin HIstorical Society
Hillsboro, Vernon County, Wisconsin
43° 39.149′ N, 90° 21.165′ W
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Admiral Marc A. Mitscher, U. S. Navy, pioneer in naval aviation and Commander of Naval Air Task Force 58, famed for its destruction of Japanese sea power in World War II, was born in Hillsboro, January 26, 1887. A 1910 graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy and the Naval Flying School, he served with dedicated purpose and distinguished achievement in a career that proved the effectiveness of naval aircraft carriers. As a result of his brilliant leadership, his indomitable fighting spirit, and his many conspicuous firsts in naval aviation, he was awarded many high decorations by the U. S. and foreign governments. Admiral Mitscher died February 3, 1947 and lies in the hallowed ground of Arlington National Cemetery, always remembered and highly respected by all men of naval aviation.
The marker is located at a pull-off on eastbound Lake Street (State Highway 33/82), just west of Elm Avenue (to the south) and School Road (to the north), Hillsboro, Wisconsin 54634.

Wikipedia: Marc Mitscher

Marc Andrew Mitscher, Admiral, U.S. Navy
(includes photo of Admiral Mitscher's headstone at Arlington Cemetery)

Find A Grave: Admiral Marc Andrew Mitscher

Vice Admiral Marc A. Mitscher during World War II
Photo #: 80-G-424169, 1940-1945
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Signage leading to marker location.

The marker is located in Hillsboro, Wisconsin.

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