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USS Missouri - Addington, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 34° 14.639 W 097° 58.065
14S E 595054 N 3789690
Quick Description: This historical marker tells the story of the USS Missouri.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 7/2/2018 11:27:55 AM
Waymark Code: WMYN62
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Long Description:
The battleship Missouri had a long and illustrious career. She was decommissioned on March 31, 1992 and in January 1999 was made part of the Battleship Missouri Memorial at Pearl Harbor. This plaque at the war memorial in Addington tells some of her story. The two cannon shells mentioned in the plaque are on display nearby.

USS MISSOURI
Launched in early 1944, the
Iowa Class Battleship the
USS Missouri (BB-63) fought
in the battles of Iwo Jima
and Okinawa and was the
site of the Japanese surrender
that ended World War II.
These massive brass cannon
shells were the largest
projectile type shot from a
cased/rifled barrel. The next
step up is packed powder bags
stuffed behind the exploding
projectile which are the
larger guns on these massive
battleships of World War II.
This battleship cannon shell
is 8"/55, a very rare 100%
brass casing; shot at
Japanese warships and
Pacific Island strong holds.

County: Jefferson County

Record Address::
401 U.S. Highway 81
Addington, OK US
73573


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Sponsor (Who put it there): Addington Station Antiques

Web site if available: Not listed

Date Erected: Not listed

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