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Mesa in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

3-Inch Mark 33 Deck Gun

 
 
3-Inch Mark 33 Deck Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 5, 2017
1. 3-Inch Mark 33 Deck Gun Marker
Inscription.
The 3-Inch Mark 33 is a twin dual-purpose drive mount on a carriage base ring structure used with selective remote or local control. The Gun is primarily designed for defense against enemy aircraft and was installed on combat ships. Each gun is capable of firing 50 rounds of ammunition per minute. This gun was removed from the USS Guam (LPH-9), an amphibious assault helicopter carrier serving in the Caribbean Theater. On August 2, 1966, the USS Guam left the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard and prepared for service as the primary recovery ship for the Gemini II Space Flight. On September 18, at 0959 EST, the USS Guam recovered Astronauts Pete Conrad and Dick Gordon 710 miles east of Cape Kennedy Florida after a successful mission in space.
 
Location. 33° 27.161′ N, 111° 44.117′ W. Marker is in Mesa, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Greenfield Road and E. McKellips Road, on the right when traveling north on N. Greenfield Road. Touch for map. Located at the Commemorative Air Force Museum at Falcon Field Airport. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2017 N. Greenfield Road, Mesa AZ 85215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major Gen Carl G. Schneider, USAF (Ret) (a few steps from this marker); 1st Lieutenant Ralph Ambrose O’Neill
3-Inch Mark 33 Deck Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 5, 2017
2. 3-Inch Mark 33 Deck Gun Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Colonel Bruce Perry Crandall U.S. Army (Ret.) (a few steps from this marker); MGen Barry Morris Goldwater, USAFR (a few steps from this marker); Rear Admiral Hugh Dennis Wisely (USN, ret) (a few steps from this marker); Dr. S. Harry Robertson III (a few steps from this marker); Barrett Tillman (a few steps from this marker); Captain Ted Elvans Lines (AAF) (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mesa.
 
Also see . . .
1. Commemorative Air Force Museum. (Submitted on April 18, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. 3″/50 caliber gun on Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 18, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. USS Guam (LPH-9) on Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 18, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceMilitary
 
3-Inch Mark 33 Deck Gun image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 5, 2017
3. 3-Inch Mark 33 Deck Gun
3-Inch Mark 33 Deck Gun image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 5, 2017
4. 3-Inch Mark 33 Deck Gun
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 96 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 18, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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