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Aberdeen in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Aberdeen Proving Ground

Four Miles

 
 
Aberdeen Proving Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, June 24, 2007
1. Aberdeen Proving Ground Marker
Inscription. Military reservation of 55000 acres of land and water. The Ordinance Department, U. S. Army operates here; the Army Proving Ground for Arms, Ammunition and Automotive Equipment; the Ballistic Research Laboratory; the Ordinance School. Established 1917.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Location. 39° 30.446′ N, 76° 9.883′ W. Marker is in Aberdeen, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is on Pulaski Highway (U.S. 40) 0.2 miles south of Bel Air Avenue, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aberdeen MD 21001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. This is a Section of “The Generalís Highway” (approx. 0.2 miles away); 2008 Restoration of P.B. & W. Railroad Crossing and Later Pennsylvania Railroad Watchman's Shed (approx. ľ mile away); Hallís Cross Roads (approx. ľ mile away); Aberdeen Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); ENIAC (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Post Road (approx. 2 miles away); Spesutia Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); Havre de Grace Racetrack (approx. 3.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aberdeen.
 
Regarding Aberdeen Proving Ground.
German Leopold Railway Cannon used at Anzio Italy Invasion image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, January 13, 2008
2. German Leopold Railway Cannon used at Anzio Italy Invasion
Cannon was hidden in mountain caves and rolled out to fire on Allied troops from January to May 1944 during Anzio Invasion.
The military museum is being relocated to Virginia as a result of Base Relocation and Closure.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Aberdeen Proving Ground History. (Submitted on June 24, 2007.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyMilitaryWar, World I
 
M65 The Atomic Cannon image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, January 13, 2008
3. M65 The Atomic Cannon
This is part of the outdoor display at the U.S. Ordinance Museum at Aberdeen Proving Ground. This is the largest outdoor display of domestic and foreign military hardware. Small arms are housed in the museum building.
Skeleton or Spider Tank - 1918 image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, January 13, 2008
4. Skeleton or Spider Tank - 1918
German Medium Tank, Panzerkampfwagen Mark IV - 1941 image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, January 13, 2008
5. German Medium Tank, Panzerkampfwagen Mark IV - 1941
Tanks of various nations. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, January 13, 2008
6. Tanks of various nations.
Missles and Cannons image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, January 13, 2008
7. Missles and Cannons
Soviet Union SU100 Self-propelled Gun - 1944 image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, January 13, 2008
8. Soviet Union SU100 Self-propelled Gun - 1944
U.S. Army's largest 16 inch gun used for coastal defense. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, January 13, 2008
9. U.S. Army's largest 16 inch gun used for coastal defense.
United States Pershing I image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, January 13, 2008
10. United States Pershing I
Named in honor of General of the Armies of the United States, John J. (Black Jack) Pershing commander of the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I.

Operational in 1961 as part of the United States tactical missile arsenal, the Pershing system had a precise two stage nuclear 400KT, warhead with a range of 400 miles. Deactivated in May 1991, in accordance with The Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union, ended the Pershings' 30 years of service to the nation.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,893 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 24, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on January 13, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of historic buildings on the base next time they hold an open house • Can you help?
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