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75mm. Howitzer

 
 
75mm. Howitzer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 2010
1. 75mm. Howitzer Marker
Inscription. Captured with its gun crew 16th August 1944 by the 8th Naval Beach Battallion and the 540th Army Engineers at St. Raphael on the French Riveria.

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.
 
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. Touch for map. Located at the US Naval Academy, near Dahlgren Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Japanese Torpedo (a few steps from this marker); Monument to the Battle of Midway (within shouting distance of this marker); Centennial of the United States Navy Submarine Force (within shouting distance of this marker); On this spot (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph Nicholson Home Site and Bandstand (about
75mm. Howitzer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
2. 75mm. Howitzer Marker
500 feet away); Zimmerman Bandstand (about 500 feet away); Tecumseh (about 600 feet away); Old Fashioned Anchors (about 600 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.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, World II
 
75mm. Howitzer image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 5, 2010
3. 75mm. Howitzer
75mm. Howitzer and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
4. 75mm. Howitzer and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 937 times since then and 58 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.
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