Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
This howitzer, set in a strong casemated position at the left flank of one of the assault beaches, was one of many guns which had been unsuccessfully used by the German Forces to prevent the American Occupation of the town of St. Raphael during the Allied invasion of the southern coast of France.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military • War, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1944.
Location. 38° 58.844′ N, 76° 29.091′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker can be reached from Buchanan Road near Blake Road. Located at the US Naval Academy, near Dahlgren Hall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21402, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Japanese Torpedo (a few steps from this marker); Dahlgren Rifle 30-Pounder, Invented by Rear Admiral Dahlgren (within shouting distance of this marker); Monument to the Battle of Midway (within shouting distance of this Centennial of the United States Navy Submarine Force (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Greg Harlin's John Paul Jones's Ranger (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); On this spot (about 500 feet away); Joseph Nicholson Home Site and Bandstand (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
Also see . . . Operation Dragoon was the Allied invasion of southern France. The Dragoon force met up with southern thrusts from Operation Overlord in mid-September, near Dijon. (Submitted on April 9, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,092 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on March 31, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 2, 3. submitted on April 9, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 4. submitted on April 17, 2010, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.