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Captured German 274mm Railroad Cannon at Cologne

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Above are two views of the same cannon taken in March, 1945, following the capture of Cologne. Three identical 274mm cannons that had somehow escaped being bombed were included on a parked train in a marshalling yard

Top Photo by Tec 5 Russ Eick, 486th AAA Bn. Leaning on the cannon's barrel is his Battery C crewmate, Pfc Stephen Spirounias.

Bottom Photo by SSGT Ellsworth Gorrell, 23rd Engr Bn, from Gorrell Family by way of Jim MacClay, Staff.

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