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Warrenton, Oregon: Oregon Shelled By The Japanese

A memorial slab in Fort Stevens State Park commemorates the ineffective shelling of the Fort in 1942 by a Japanese submarine.

Jetty Rd, Warrenton, OR
From Hwy 104/S. Main Ave. on the south side of Warrenton, turn west onto SW 9th St. Drive one mile. Turn right at the stop sign onto NW Ridge Rd. Drive two miles. Turn left onto Jetty Rd, into Fort Stevens State Park. Drive one mile. Turn left into the Battery Russell parking lot. The engraved stone memorial is at the south end of the Battery, nestled against the trees,
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Peace plaque.

Oregon Shelled By The Japanese

A peace plaque commemorates the 1942 shelling. The plaque is located near Battery Russell.

[Daniel Sheron, 07/18/2022]

Dedicated to the personnel on both sides that faced off on June 21, 1942 -- "the first foreign attack on a continental military installation since the War of 1812."


Oregon Shelled by the Japanese

In addition to bombing Oregon, Japan also shelled Oregon. There is a large engraved stone memorial located at Battery Russell, Fort Stevens State Park, commemorating the event. It also addresses the wishes of both nations to always work toward an everlasting peace.

[Roger C H, 12/15/2016]

Aside from this memorial, there's another memorial to the shelling nearby, at the site of the actual shell crater. July 2022: Photo added.

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