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8 Inch Towed Howitzer (M115)

 
 
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By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 24, 2021
1. 8 Inch Towed Howitzer (M115) Marker
Inscription.  
Dates in inventory: 1940 - 1961 - Caliber: 25 (200)
Total Weight: 29,700 Lbs - Muzzle Velocity: 1950 F.P.S.
Tube Length: 16 feet 10.5 inches - Range: 10.5 miles
Tube Life: 5,600 Rounds - Powder Pressure: 3,300 PSI
Tube Weight: 10,240 Lbs - Crew Size: 13 personnel.
Towed by: 10 Ton Truck - Type Rounds: HE/NUC

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1940.
 
Location. 44° 24.65′ N, 103° 28.251′ W. Marker is in Fort Meade, South Dakota, in Meade County. Marker is on Sheridan Street 0.2 miles west of Custer Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 55 Sheridan Street, Fort Meade SD 57741, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Meade Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Fourth Cavalry Group Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); It Started Here (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles D. Roberts (within shouting distance of this marker); Bear Butte (Mato Paha) Indian Camp
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By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 24, 2021
2. 8 Inch Towed Howitzer (M115) Marker
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Camps (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bear Butte (approx. 1˝ miles away); Charles Nolin, Pony Mail Carrier (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Meade.
 
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By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 24, 2021
3. 8 Inch Towed Howitzer (M115) Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 28, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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