Wednesday, January 13, 2016

US Gunners Prepare their Howitzers for Shipment

At the end of the war in Europe, gunners of the U.S. 87th Infantry Division prepare their M2A1 105mm howitzers for shipment back to the United States. The 105mm was the standard field piece of American infantry divisions during World War II. Each infantry division would have been equipped with 36 of these guns. In armored divisions, the 105mm was mounted on a Sherman tank chassis and operated as self-propelled artillery. At the left of the picture are the two-and-a-half-ton trucks that towed the 105mms.

Source :
Book "Patton's Third Army" by Christopher J. Anderson

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