Webb City in Jasper County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Number 1 Gun
I Spoke For Your Freedom
—B Battery, 310th Field Artillery Battalion, 79th Infantry Division —
that between 1941 and 1945 bombarded the
enemy and defended U.S. forces in
North Africa, Italy, France, Germany,
and on the Pacific Islands;
I also commemorate the thousands of
men and women who served in World War II.
As the Number One Gun, I represent the
Officers and Men of "B" Battery,
310th Field Artillery Battalion,
79th Infantry Division.
Captain W. Fred Thomas • Battery Commander
Lt. Justin J. Spence • Battery Executive Officer
Lt. W. Fred Quillin • Forward Observer
Lt. Woodrow W. Wiltse • Forward Observer
Lt. William M. Frick • Forward Observer
Lt. Robert J. Baker • Forward Observer
Staff Sergeant Roy A. Ehinger • Chief of Section
who established me here to remind present
generations, and those to come, that in
those years (1941-1945) I and they
"Spoke For Your Freedom"
Your Number One Gun
A Salute To All Veterans
July 29, 2000
Erected 2000 by Freeman Health System.
Location. 37° 8.43′ N, 94° 28.041′ W. Marker is in Webb City, Missouri, in Jasper County. Marker is on Ball Avenue near Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 415 5th Street, Webb City MO 64870, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Military Order of The Purple Heart (a few steps from this marker); Webb City (approx. 0.2 miles away); Southwest Missouri Electric Railway Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Kneeling Miner (approx. 0.2 miles away); Prosperity Junction Station and Street Car #60 (approx. ¼ mile away); Webb City Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Veterans Memorial of Timeless Honor (approx. 1.1 miles away); Joplin (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Webb City.
Also see . . .
1. Two Guns For One, Popular Science Nov 1942 Article. (Submitted on October 27, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. M2A2 105mm Howitzer Specifications. (Submitted on October 27, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. 79th Infantry Division Combat History. (Submitted on October 27, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World II •
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