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Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

75mm Field Gun

 
 
75mm Field Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 22, 2013
1. 75mm Field Gun Marker
Inscription. This 75mm field gun is a modification of a French gun that was designed in 1917. The 75mm was the most effective light field gun in W.W. I. It was also used against infantry, tanks, and other armored targets in W.W.II.

This gun is 17’-3” long, and weighs 3,400 lbs. Its range was 13,870 yards, and fired 6 rounds per minute. The 75mm shell weighed 19 lbs., and could be fixed, high-explosive, chemical, smoke, or armor-piercing.

The 105mm has now replaced the 75mm gun as the light artillery weapon.
 
Location. 34° 48.728′ N, 87° 37.443′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on Veterans Park Drive 0.3 miles east of South Cox Creek Parkway (Alabama Route 133), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. This marker is located north of the Veterans Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Anti-Tank Gun (here, next to this marker); The Cobra Helicopter (a few steps from this marker); “Gooney Bird” Propeller (a few steps from this marker); 16” Projectile (a few steps from this marker); Lieutenant Colonel R. Edward Yeilding
75mm Field Gun and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 22, 2013
2. 75mm Field Gun and Marker
(a few steps from this marker); W.W. II Anchor (a few steps from this marker); Don Leslie Michael (within shouting distance of this marker); The “Honest John” Rocket (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
Categories. War, World IWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2013, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 436 times since then and 49 times this year. Last updated on June 1, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2013, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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