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It reads more like a diary and reproduces articles from newspapers, issued navy orders, and magazine articles etc. As a subscriber to "Naval History" printed by the Naval Press, I found this to be an accurate description of the times and events of the time depicted. Of course, it has to be factual, he was there. Four were mounted on Houston and the fifth was a spare.
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To the surprise of most at Cavite, the one spare left on the dock survived the Japanese bombing. Since the mount was too heavy for the few harbor patrol vessels still stationed in Manila Bay, the fifth spare mount was put on a barge, along with 25, rounds of 1.
There is no further record of what happened with that one 1. Some online articles referring to this "donated to the Army" mount exist. One states the guns were installed in a special concrete mount and used successfully against Japanese airplanes until destroyed by gunfire. The gun first saw action during the attack on Pearl Harbor.
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The museum and park Freedom Park Omaha, Nebraska has a 1. One quad mount was at the Washington Navy Yard in the s, and may still remain there. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Naval History. United States Naval Institute.kamishiro-hajime.info/voice/map22.php
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American naval weapons of the Second World War. Hedgehog Mousetrap Y-gun K-gun. Hidden categories: All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from August Commons category link is on Wikidata. Namespaces Article Talk. There was a sharp, chill wind off the harbor today, chasing plumes of white spray off the waves and tossing the boats tied along the quay.
Ralph Tegarten and the other Navy veterans who served aboard patrol boat PC said it was on a day a lot like this, nearly 50 years ago, that they first met Richard McPhail.
It was just before dawn on D-Day, in the choppy sea barely a mile off the Normandy coast. They were struggling in the icy water -- their boat had just been hit and sunk as they were leading the first wave of Allied landing craft toward Utah Beach -- when Lieutenant McPhail's Coast Guard cutter suddenly emerged from the smoke and the confusion of the battle, its deck already piled with other men who had not made it to the beaches either. Tegarten, a retired railroad worker who is now 70 years old.
In all, Mr. McPhail and his foot boat -- one of 60 Coast Guard rescue vessels that had been attached to the invasion armada -- pulled men from the bloody, oil-slicked sea off Utah Beach that awful day, as it shuttled back and forth to hospital ships standing eight miles offshore. McPhail, 79, a retired textile manufacturer from Gastonia, N. To get to the living, you had to steer through the dead. This afternoon, Mr. McPhail, several of his former Coast Guardsmen and some of the men they saved sat down together in a pub near the waterfront here, where they shared old war stories, remembered old friends and recalled the part each played in the greatest single military expedition ever mounted.
It is a ritual being repeated in pubs and hotels and halls all along the coast of southern England this week, where thousands of aging D-Day soldiers and sailors from America and Canada and Britain have gathered for ceremonies, celebrations and services marking the 50th anniversary of the invasion.