90 mm Anti-aircraft Gun - Roswell, NM
Posted by: linkys
N 33° 23.847 W 104° 31.351
13S E 544403 N 3695451
Quick Description: WW II era anti-aircraft gun on Chaves County, New Mexico Courthouse lawn.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 11/30/2009 6:35:10 AM
Waymark Code: WM7T80
Gun is stamped 1943. Mount is anti-aircraft mount. Served as the US's primary anti-aircraft gun from World War II into the 1950s. Gun is part of a memorial to the 200th New Mexico Coast Anti-aircraft Artillery Regiment that endured the Bataan Death March during WW II.
What type of artillery is this?: Anti-aircraft
Where is this artillery located?: Government building
What military of the world used this device?: US Military
Date artillery was in use: 5/22/1941
Date artillery was placed on display: 5/30/1959
Cost?: 0.00 (listed in local currency)
Artillery is no longer operational: yes
Still may work: no
Parking location to view this Waymark: Not Listed
Are there any geocaches at this location?: Not listed
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