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Corydon in Harrison County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

World War I

German 77 M.M. Trench Mortar

 
 
World War I German 77 M.M. Trench Mortar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, July 16, 2008
1. World War I German 77 M.M. Trench Mortar Marker
Inscription. New Model "96" made in 1916. This Leichte Minenwerfer, "Light Bomb Thrower" was captured by the French Army and presented to the United States Government by the Government of France.

It weighed 550 lbs. when in action and could fire a 10 lb. projectile over half a mile.

Presented to American Legion Post 123 Corydon, by the United States Government by act of Congress. Delivered 1925.
 
Erected 1925 by American Legion.
 
Location. 38° 12.709′ N, 86° 7.536′ W. Marker is in Corydon, Indiana, in Harrison County. Marker is on East Cherry Street near North Elm Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. On County Court House Lawn. Marker is in this post office area: Corydon IN 47112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Honor Of The Men from Harrison County (here, next to this marker); Harrison County (a few steps from this marker); Corydon Convention Of Freemasons (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named World War I (within
World War I German 77 M.M. Trench Mortar image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, July 16, 2008
2. World War I German 77 M.M. Trench Mortar
shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Corydon (within shouting distance of this marker); Corydon United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicated In Everlasting Tribute (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corydon.
 
Also see . . .  Trench Mortars of World War I. Trench mortars were refined during the stalemate on the Western Front of World War I. Officially called Minenwerfers by the German Army, these weapons were respected and feared by the allied soldiers. Examples of the 7.7 cm model (as referenced on this marker) were brought back to the United States after the war as trophies. (Submitted on July 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, World I
 
World War I German 77 M.M. Trench Mortar - - - - - Left View image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, July 16, 2008
3. World War I German 77 M.M. Trench Mortar - - - - - Left View
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,360 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 30, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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