Port Clinton in Ottawa County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Japanese Type 38 "I" Improved Field Gun
Weight 2,504 Ibs.
Box Trail Carriage
Hand Fed Weapon
Crew of Six
Four Rounds Per Minute
Moved by six horses, twelve men or a heavy truck.
Length 29 feet 04 inch
Sliding Wedge Breech
Effective Range 7 Miles
Muzzle Velocity 1,637 FPS
Shell Weight 13 Pounds
This gun was requested for display after World War Two by the US Army's 38th infantry Division Association. The 38th is a National Guard Division formed in 1917 from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Delaware and Tennessee National Guard units.
It is meant to honor the men bf Company "C" 87th Tank Company, Ohio National Guard, later to become part of the 192nd Tank Battalion who in the defense of the Bataan Peninsula in 1940 sacrificed so very much. As well as the members of their own 38m Infantry Division and the 84th Regiment Combat Team who in August
Firelands Military Vehicle Group
donors to the project:
Gilmore Ordnance Works, Old Fort, Ohio
Kelley's Island Ferry Boat Company
Mrs. Kiuko Sanders, Sandusky, Ohio
Safe Harbor Marina, Sandusky, Ohio
V.F.W. Post 2480, Port Clinton, Ohio
Wolverine Division, U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Monkoe, Michigan
Beamers Farm Service, Bellevue, Ohio
Northern Ohio Cut Stone, Flatrock, Ohio
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military.
Location. 41° 30.605′ N, 82° 56.431′ W. Marker is in Port Clinton, Ohio, in Ottawa County. Memorial is on E. 4th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Clinton OH 43452, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. Ottawa County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Ottawa County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial Bench (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial Bench (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); End of Harrison's Trail in Ohio - War of 1812 (about 600 feet away); Saint Thomas Episcopal Church (about 800 feet away); Podium And Flag Poles (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bataan (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Clinton.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 27, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.