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Webb City in Jasper County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Number 1 Gun

I Spoke For Your Freedom

 

B Battery, 310th Field Artillery Battalion, 79th Infantry Division

 
Number 1 Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
1. Number 1 Gun Marker
Inscription.
I represent all the 105-Millimeter Howitzers
that between 1941 and 1945 bombarded the
enemy and defended U.S. forces in
North Africa, Italy, France, Germany,
and on the Pacific Islands;
I also commemorate the thousands of
men and women who served in World War II.

As the Number One Gun, I represent the
Officers and Men of "B" Battery,
310th Field Artillery Battalion,
79th Infantry Division.

Captain W. Fred Thomas Battery Commander
Lt. Justin J. Spence Battery Executive Officer
Lt. W. Fred Quillin Forward Observer
Lt. Woodrow W. Wiltse Forward Observer
Lt. William M. Frick Forward Observer
Lt. Robert J. Baker Forward Observer
Staff Sergeant Roy A. Ehinger Chief of Section

who established me here to remind present
generations, and those to come, that in
those years (1941-1945) I and they
"Spoke For Your Freedom"
Your Number One Gun

A Salute To All Veterans


July 29, 2000

 
Erected 2000 by Freeman Health System.
 
Location. 37° 8.43′ N, 94° 28.041′ W. Marker is in Webb City, Missouri, in Jasper County. Marker is on Ball Avenue near
Number 1 Gun Marker Veterans image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
2. Number 1 Gun Marker Veterans
MacArthur Boulevard (U.S. 71), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 415 5th Street, Webb City MO 64870, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Military Order of The Purple Heart (a few steps from this marker); Webb City (approx. 0.2 miles away); Southwest Missouri Electric Railway Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Kneeling Miner (approx. 0.2 miles away); Prosperity Junction Station and Street Car #60 (approx. mile away); Webb City Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Veterans Memorial of Timeless Honor (approx. 1.1 miles away); Joplin (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Webb City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Two Guns For One, Popular Science Nov 1942 Article. (Submitted on October 27, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. M2A2 105mm Howitzer Specifications. (Submitted on October 27, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 79th Infantry Division Combat History. (Submitted on October 27, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
Number 1 Gun and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
3. Number 1 Gun and Marker
Number 1 Gun image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
4. Number 1 Gun
M2A2 105mm Howitzer, Serial No. 22842
Number 1 Gun Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
5. Number 1 Gun Detail
Number 1 Gun Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
6. Number 1 Gun Detail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 716 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 27, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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