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The tanks as monuments thread is so much fun, I figured we could start one on Artillery. I'm not sure they belong in the vehicles section though. Just the same, here are a few that I have seen. The first two are just outside Yuma, Arizona, near the Yuma proving grounds.

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Heinerscheid, Luxembourg

Memorial to the 6th Armored Division (on the other side is a German gun)

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Parker's Crossroads, 1994.

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I have a bunch of photos of German guns as monuments, but don't know if I can post them here.

 

Erwin

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The tanks as monuments thread is so much fun, I figured we could start one on Artillery. I'm not sure they belong in the vehicles section though. Just the same, here are a few that I have seen. The first two are just outside Yuma, Arizona, near the Yuma proving grounds.

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Is that a Howitzer?

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That is "Atomic Annie" a 280mm rifle or gun in the good old US of A. She was capable of firing a atomic projectile. And was moved by a tractor at both ends.

 

Is that a Howitzer?

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While the M65 280mm gun system was known as "Atomic Annie", the only one to actually carry that name is on display at the US Army Field Artillery Museum at Ft. Sill.

 

Between Field Artillery and Air Defense Artillery, the Fort Sill Museums Directorate has nearly 200 pieces of US and foreign artillery on display.

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Here is a picture of our M114A1 155mm Howitzer that is on display next to our 1st Bn, 30th Field Artillery Bn Headquarters

at Ft Sill. The shield is emblazoned with our 30th Field Artillery Regiment Crest. We actually dedicated this howitzer back in December 2003. Our motto is "Striving to the Highest", and our official nickname is "Hard Chargers". On 5 February 1966,

A Btry, 1st Bn, 30th FA, performed the first helicopter lift of a 155mm Howitzer by CH-54 "TARHE" Flying Crane into combat.

Also attached is a picture of the first delivery into a firing position at LZ Brass in support of the 1st Air Cavalry Division's Operation MASHER/WHITE WING. After this feat the M114A1 155mm Howitzer would never again be road bound.

Danny

 

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There is a 1918 produced 155mm Schneider Howitzer on display next to a playground in Loveland, CO. I'll take some pics this weekend when I'm up there

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I was actually in New Richland, passing through, and stopped at the cemetery where Kenneth Brady is buried. He was a WW2 Marine and served through several campaigns, he went back to the Marines in 1948, made the Inchon landing in 1950, then was killed in action outside Seoul in September that year. His unit went on to the Chosin Reservoir. For some reason he is not mentioned on their memorial in their city park even though he was raised there and enlisted from there for WW2. His parents had moved about 50 miles east by the time he was killed, they are buried right by him, the town is only a couple thousand people, but for some reason he was excluded from their memorial. A couple years ago I wrote a letter to their American Legion asking about it, and offering to work on donations to get his name added, but never heard a single word back. So with that said, this post is a memorial to Kenneth Brady, killed in action in Korea. The monument with the artillery is here too.

 

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