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Taffy 3 Memorial, Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point Loma, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member HANSENNI
N 32° 41.072 W 117° 14.659
11S E 477096 N 3616341
Quick Description: Task Force 77.4.3 “Taffy 3” Memorial, Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point Loma, California.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/23/2008 5:38:39 AM
Waymark Code: WM3VQA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
A two section granite memorial dedicated to the memory of the 107 men who gave their lives to their country in the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944. Memorial was dedicated on 24 October, 1996.

During the Battle of Leyte Gulf each of the three task units of the U.S. Seventh Fleet's Task Group 77.4 had six small Casablanca-class escort carriers, and seven or eight lightly armed and unarmored destroyers and/or smaller destroyer escorts.

Admiral Thomas Sprague's Task Unit 77.4.1 ("Taffy 1") consisted of the escort carriers Sangamon, Suwannee, Santee, and Petrof Bay.

Admiral Felix Stump's Task Unit 77.4.2 ("Taffy 2") consisted of Natoma Bay, Manila Bay, Marcus Island, Kadashan Bay, Savo Island, and Ommaney Bay.

Admiral Clifton Sprague's Task Unit 77.4.3 ("Taffy 3") consisted of Fanshaw Bay, St Lo, White Plains, Kalinin Bay, Kitkun Bay, and Gambier Bay. Screening for Taffy 3 were the destroyers Hoel, Heermann, Johnston, and destroyer escorts USS Dennis, John C. Butler, Raymond, and Samuel B. Roberts.

During the battle Admiral Clifton Sprague's task unit 77.4.3 lost two escort carriers: (Gambier Bay, to surface attack and St. Lo, to Kamikaze attack). Of the seven screening ships two destroyers (Hoel and Johnston) and a destroyer escort (Samuel B. Roberts) were lost, as were dozens of aircraft and crews. The other four U.S. destroyers were damaged with crewmen killed.

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery is situated in city of San Diego on the Fort Rosecrans Military Reservation, Point Loma, California. The cemetery is located approximately 10 miles west of downtown San Diego, overlooking the bay and the city. Fort Rosecrans is named after William Starke Rosecrans, a Union general in the American Civil War.
Date of Dedication: 10/24/1996

Property Permission: Public

Access instructions: Cemetery is open during daylight hours, 7 days a week

Access times: From: 8:00 AM To: 8:00 PM

Website for Waymark: [Web Link]

Location of waymark:
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Point Loma, CA


Commemoration: 107 men who gave their lives to their country in the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944.

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