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Sioux Falls in Minnehaha County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

40mm Twin Mount AA Gun

 
 
40mm Twin Mount AA Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, September 1, 2019
1. 40mm Twin Mount AA Gun Marker
Inscription.  
USS South Dakota: 17 - 40mm Quad Mounts
Total - 68 Guns

Guns can be operated single fire or
Fully automatic - 120 rounds per minute

Basic gun crew for quad mount:
Mount Capt, Pointer, Trainer,
4-Loaders, 4-Ammunition Passers

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, World IIWaterways & Vessels. A significant day of the year for for this entry is May 31.
 
Location. 43° 32.602′ N, 96° 45.791′ W. Marker is in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in Minnehaha County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of West 12th Street and South Kiwanis Avenue. This Gun is part of the USS South Dakota Battleship memorial. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2705 W 12th St, Sioux Falls SD 57104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Port Hatch (here, next to this marker); USS South Dakota Battleship Outline (a few steps from this marker); The Gun Barrel Story (a few steps from this marker); 16-Inch 45-Caliber Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Battleship X
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Mark 4 Fire Control Radar Director Antenna (within shouting distance of this marker); Bronze Propeller (within shouting distance of this marker); Sherman Centennial Plaza (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sioux Falls.
 
Also see . . .  USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial. (Submitted on March 1, 2020, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
 
40mm Twin Mount AA Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, September 1, 2019
2. 40mm Twin Mount AA Gun Marker
USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, September 1, 2019
3. USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial
Part of South Dakota's light anti-aircraft armament, including a 40 mm quad mount. image. Click for full size.
Public domain, 1943
4. Part of South Dakota's light anti-aircraft armament, including a 40 mm quad mount.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2020, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 1, 2020, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.   4. submitted on March 2, 2020. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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