f/8 and Be There
Fred Lynch

Fourth of July 1942

Posted Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at 12:00 AM

July 6, 1942 Southeast Missourian

This was one of four big guns at the Fourth picnic. It is a 105-mm. howitzer type cannon capable of firing a 44-pound shell eight miles. Girardeans are gathered around the big gun brought here from Fort Leonard Wood for the event. The weapons on display also included anti-tank guns, small anti-aircraft guns, trench mortars, machine guns and rifles. (G.D. Fronabarger photo)

Frony took another picture at the picnic of a pontoon bridge across the lagoon.


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