World War I

World War I (HM67I)

Location: Corydon, IN 47112 Harrison County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 12.711', W 86° 7.566'

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German 150 M.M. Howitzer

— No. 1088 —

This 2 ½ Ton artillery piece was captured by American forces on the Western Front in 1918.

Made by the Fried. Krupp Co. Essen, Germany in 1917. The largest arms manufacturer in the world at that time.

It could fire a 93 lb. high explosive projectile 10,000 yards about 5 ½ miles.

Because of their ability to drop gas canister or high explosive at either close range or at considerable distance these cannon and the mortars were very effective against Allied troops in trench warfare.

Delivered in 1925 from the Rariton Arsenal Metuchen, New Jersey by act of Congress. They were presented by the United States Government to Harrison County American Legion Post 123 who paid for the delivery expense.

In this court yard on May 12, 1926 the Heroes of World War I were honored and Old Glory raised by the Veterans of the Civil War.

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"92" British Howitzer Projectile
Manufactured by
General Railway Signal Co.
Rochester, N. Y. USA 1917
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HM NumberHM67I
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Placed ByAmerican Legion
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 10:49pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 576505 N 4229681
Decimal Degrees38.21185000, -86.12610000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 12.711', W 86° 7.566'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 12' 42.66" N, 86° 7' 33.96" W
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Area Code(s)812
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-328 IN-62, Corydon IN 47112, US
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