"Tommygun" Inventor Historical

"Tommygun" Inventor Historical (HM1UJU)

Location: Newport, KY 41071 Campbell County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 5.623', W 84° 29.776'

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Brig. Gen. John T. Thompson, USA, inventor of Thompson submachine gun, was born here in 1860. A West Point graduate of 1882, he was early advocate of automatic weapons and improved many small arms. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal as Director of Arsenals in World War I. General Thompson died in 1940, lamenting the notoriety of the Tommygun as a gangster weapon.
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Year Placed1981
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Department of Transportation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 716530 N 4330160
Decimal Degrees39.09371667, -84.49626667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 5.623', W 84° 29.776'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 5' 37.38" N, 84° 29' 46.56" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 54-98 E 3rd St, Newport KY 41071, US
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