Watervliet in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
U.S. Army 3 Inch M5 Antitank Gun
Range: 16,100 yards max. 1,000 yards antitank range.
The U.S. 1st Army and 3rd Army in Europe had over 300 of these antitank guns in used during World War II. Between D-Day and V-E Day over 400,000 rounds were fired by M5 antitank guns in battle in the European Theater of Operations.
All M5 gun barrels were manufactured at the Watervliet Arsenal.
Location. 42° 43.671′ N, 73° 42.086′ W. Marker is in Watervliet, New York, in Albany County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 16th Street and 2nd Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in Watervliets' Memorial Park, across the street from the Watervliet Post Office. Marker is in this post office area: Watervliet NY 12189, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peter J. Dalessandro (a few steps from this marker); The Nalle Rescue (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Meneely Foundry (about 600 feet away); Saint Patrick's Church Bell (about 600 feet away); Civil War Parrott Rifle City of Watervliet (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mayor James F. Cavanaugh (approx. 0.3 miles away); Uncle Sam (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Watervliet.
Categories. • War, World II •
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