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Branson in Taney County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

M29 Weasel Tracked Vehicle

Ripley's Mobile Military Marvels

 
 
M29 Weasel Tracked Vehicle Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, November 4, 2022
1. M29 Weasel Tracked Vehicle Marker
Inscription.  
The idea for the Weasel came from the work of British inventor Geoffrey Pyke. In November 1944, USMC distributed M29s to the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Marine Divisions. They proved invaluable with their first appearance in combat on Iwo Jima. It also saw use on Okinawa.

The M29 was produced by Studebaker, an American wagon and automobile manufacturer based in South Bend, Indiana, Believe It or Not!

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The Space Force is more about protecting assets in orbit, such as satellites that gather intelligence, aid communications, detect missile launches, and provide GPS targeting for missiles and not about putting "boots on the Moon"…at least for now!
 
Erected by Ripley's Believe It Or Not!.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceCommunicationsRoads & VehiclesWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1944.
 
Location. 36° 38.271′ N, 93° 17.021′ W. Marker is in Branson, Missouri, in Taney County. Marker is on
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West 76 Country Boulevard, 0.2 miles west of Land, on the left when traveling west. On the grounds of Ripley Believe it or Not. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3326 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson MO, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. LVT 4 Water Buffalo / M56 Scorpion / M43 Dodge Ambulance (a few steps from this marker); The United States Armed Forces (a few steps from this marker); Ripley's Mobile Military Marvels (a few steps from this marker); M3 Half-Track / M59 Armored Personnel Carrier / GMC M220 Shop Van (within shouting distance of this marker); M25 Tank Transporter / LARC-V / M211 Deuce and a Half (within shouting distance of this marker); WCTC-6 (within shouting distance of this marker); Willys Jeep (within shouting distance of this marker); M76 Otter (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Branson.
 
M29 Weasel Tracked Vehicle Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, November 4, 2022
2. M29 Weasel Tracked Vehicle Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2022, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2022, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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