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Chemical Warfare Service - Plants - Edgewood Arsenal - Edgewood Arsenal, Edgewood, Maryland. Interior of 155mm compressor house

Chemical Warfare Service - Plants - Edgewood Arsenal - Manufacturing gases at Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland. 155mm shell filling plant

Chemical Warfare Service - Plants - Edgewood Arsenal - Manufacturing gas shells at Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland. 155mm shell filling plant

Production. 155mm shells. Welding base cover plates of 155mm shells on a Thomson-Gibb welder in a converted auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. Spray painting the outsides of 155mm shells in a De Vilbiss spray booth in a converted Midwest auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. Finish turning of the straight diameter and profile of a 155mm shell on a Stamets lathe in a converted auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. Unloading completed 155mm shell bodies from an overhead drying conveyor at a converted Midwest auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. A carload of 155mm shell bodies ready for shipment from the converted auto plant in which they were made. They will be taken to loading plants where they will be filled with propelling and explosive charges. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. Inspecting 155mm shells, on which all machining operations have been completed, before painting in a converted auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. The first rough turn on a 155mm shell forging is done on a Curtis lathe in a converted auto plant. In this operation, the forging is cut to length and the base end is faced. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. Government inspectors check the painting of 155mm shells as they pass by on the overhead drying conveyor of a converted auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. Noses are formed on 155mm shells in the Watson Stillman hydraulic press of a converted auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. Loading 155mm shell bodies for shipment to loading plants where they will be filled with propelling and explosive charges. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. Boring the burster tube recess of 155mm shell on a Denver lathe in a converted auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. Government inspectors check the painting of 155mm shells as they pass by on the overhead drying conveyor of a converted auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. A government inspector checks 155mm shells after the finish turning of straight and profile diameters in a large converted auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. Unloading completed 155mm shell bodies from an overhead drying conveyor at a converted Midwest auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. Removing 155mm shells from an overhead conveyor to cool after the nosing operation has been performed. From here they will be forwarded for shot blasting and finish turning. Site: a converted Midwest auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. Threads cut in the noses of 155mm shells by Less-Bradner thread mills are inspected in a converted auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. Transferring 155mm shells for finishing work in a converted auto plant. All machining operations on these shells have been completed and they are now on their way to the painting department. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. Spray painting the outsides of 155mm shells in a De Vilbiss spray booth in a converted Midwest auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. Threading the nose ends of 155mm shells in a Less-Bradner thread mill at a converted auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. Inspection after the finish turning of straight and profile diameters of 155mm shells in a converted auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. Careful inspection precedes the operations which form the noses of 155mm shells in a converted auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. Heating 155mm shells in the salt bath of an Ajax furnace before nose forming operations are performed in a converted auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Firing 155mm Howitzer

Firing 155mm Howitzer
Firing 155mm Howitzer

Negro Marines prepare for action. Breaking a tradition of 167 years, the U.S. Marine Corps started enlisting Negroes on June 1, 1942. The first class of 1,200 Negro volunteers began their training three months later as members of the 51st Composite Defense Battalion at Montford Point, a section of the 200-square mile Marine Base, Camp Lejeune, at New River, North Carolina. Photo shows a 155mm Coast Defense gun

An M-109A1 155mm self-propelled howitzer is offloaded from a YC-15 aircraft during a heavy loading test

An M-109A1 155mm self-propelled howitzer is parked on the flight line prior being loaded aboard a YC-15 aircraft during a heavy loading test

An M-109A1 155mm self-propelled howitzer is offloaded from a YC-15 aircraft during a heavy loading test

An M-109 155mm self-propelled howitzer of Battery C, 7th Bn., 19th Field Artillery, pauses on the crest of a hill during Joint Readiness Exercise Brave Shield XVIII

Two Army soldiers lean against an M-114 155mm towed howitzer after field training, part of exercise Sentry Castle '81. The soldiers are assigned to the Army Air National Guard

One of the M-109 155mm self-propelled howitzers used by the 2nd Marine Division during Operation CAX 1-2-82, held at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

A left side view of a 155mm self-propelled howitzer from the 24th Armor Division partially covered by a camouflage net. The howitzer is being used during exercise Bright Star '82

Combat-ready Marines of this M-109A2 155mm self-propelled howitzer section stand by for the next fire mission during Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

An M-109 self-propelled 155mm howitzer of the 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized) sits in a firing position during the joint U.S./Egyptian exercise Bright Star '85

Mechanics work in the engine compartment of an M-109A1 155mm self-propelled howitzer, left, during the joint U.S./Egyptian exercise Bright Star '85. The M-578 light armored recovery vehicle at right was used to remove the howitzer's engine

Uncheon Base Camp, South Korea....Marine artillerymen prepare to fire an M-198 155mm howitzer during exercise Bear Hunt '87. OFFICIAL U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO (RELEASED)

Marines from the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps, Duke University, watch a demonstration, by the 1ST Reconnaissance Battalion, in which a 155mm howitzer is fired

A female member of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps, Duke University, is shown how to load into a 155mm howitzer by a member of the 1ST Reconnaissance Battalion

Marines from the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps, Duke university, watch as a member of the 1ST Reconnaissance Battalion fires a 155mm howitzer

The crew of a Marine Corps M-109 self-propelled 155mm howitzer prepares to move to a new location during Exercise Gallant Eagle '82

An M-198 155mm howitzer is demonstrated to the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference during their visit to the base

A CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter prepares to airlift a M-198 155mm howitzer. The 10th Marine Regiment are here for a field training exercise with the M-198

Men of the 10th Marine Regiment are airlifted by CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter to the Fort Bragg Army base for field training with the M-198 155mm howitzer

Two CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopters and their crews, stand-by for the completion of the 10th Marine Regiment field training exercise with the M-198 155mm howitzer

A Marine CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter prepares to airlift a forklift during the 10th marine Regiment field training exercise with the 155mm M-198 howitzer

A Marine CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter delivers supplies to the 10th Marine Regiment in the field. AN M-198 155mm howitzer is in the foreground

Head on view of a M-198 155mm howitzer in the direct firing position. The 10th Marine Regiment is here for a field training exercise with the M-198

Marines M-60A1 tanks and an M-109 self-propelled 155mm howitzer from the 2nd Marine Division slowly approach an enemy gun position. The Marines are participating in Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

A right side view of an M-109A3 155mm self-propelled howitzer at Letterkenny Army Depot

Members of the 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, set the detonator fuse on a 155mm projectile for an M-198 medium towed howitzer during Exercise Cold Winter '83

Marines of the 3rd Bn., 10th Marines, 2nd Marine Div., elevate the barrel of an M-198 155mm medium towed howitzer during Exercise Cold Winter '83

A member of Company B, 10th Marine Regiment, adjusts the elevation of an M-198 155mm medium towed howitzer during Exercise Cold Winter '83

An M-198 155mm medium towed howitzer of the 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, is concealed with arctic camouflage during Exercise Cold Winter '83

Marines from the 3rd Bn., 10th Marines, 2nd Marine Div., load an M-198 155mm medium towed Howitzer during live-fire training conducted as part of Exercise Cold Winter '83

Sandbagged barricades conceal 155mm smoke projectiles in a U.S. Marine encampment. The Marines have been deployed in Lebanon as part of a multi-national peacekeeping force following confrontation between Israeli forces and the Palestine Liberation Organization

An M-198 155mm howitzer protects a U.S. Marine Corps encampment near Beirut. The Marines have been deployed in Lebanon as part of a multi-national peacekeeping force following confrontation between Israeli forces and the Palestine Liberation Organization

M-198 155mm howitzers are staged on the flight line at Dong Muong International Airport after being off loaded from a C-5 Galaxy aircraft. The C-5 delivered eight M-198's to the Thai military

An M-198 155mm howitzer is off loaded from a C-5 Galaxy aircraft at Dong Muong International Airport. The C-5 delivered eight M-198's to the Thai military

Air Force personnel put boards under the carriage of a 155mm M-198 howitzer with the help of a jack before securing it aboard a C-5 Galaxy aircraft. the gun is being transported to Thailand

Members of the 10th Marine Regiment position an XM-198 155mm howitzer at Tactical Landing Zone Cardinal during Exercise Solid Shield '83

A Marine from Fox Battery, 2nd Battalion, 10th Regiment, fires an XM-198 155mm lightweight howitzer during Combined Arms exercises Five and Six

Members of the 10th Marine Regiment camouflage an XM-198 155mm howitzer at Tactical Landing Zone Cardinal during Exercise Solid Shield '83

Members of the 155th Transportation Company use a Case M4K rough terrain forklift truck to load pallets of 155mm shells onto trucks during Lifeline Operations

Members of the 10th Marine Regiment examine an XM-198 155mm howitzer under camouflage during Exercise Solid Shield '83 at Tactical Landing Zone Eagle

Members of the 10th Marine Regiment examine an XM-198 155mm howitzer under camouflage during Exercise Solid Shield '83 at Tactical Landing Zone Eagle

Members of the 155th Transportation Company uses a winch to move pallets of 155mm shells during Lifeline Operations

Members of 155th Transportation Company use a winch to unload a pallet of 155mm shells from the chartered Military Sealift Command cargo ship BUILDER (T-AK-2031) during lifeline operations

A Canadian Army M-109A1 155mm self-propelled howitzer moves out after completing a firing mission during the combined U.S./Canadian NATO Exercise Rendezvous /83

A right side view of 155mm M-1908 howitzer erected at a Marine position near the Beirut Internatioal Airport. The Marines have been deployed in Lebanon as part of a multinational peackeeping force following confrontation between Israeli forces and the Palestine Liberation Organization

Marines from Kilo Battery, 1ST Battalion, 12th Marines, prepare to provide supporting arms fire with an M-114 155mm howitzer during Operation Kernel Blitz

A Copperhead laser-guided anti-tank missile fired from a towed M-198 155mm howitzer explodes on a target tank

A Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter airlifts an M-114 155mm howitzer during Exercise Ocean Venture '84

An M-198 155mm howitzer is towed to the Pohakuloa Training Area for a live-fire exercise conducted by the 1ST Bn., 8th Field Artillery, 25th Infantry Division

Members of Fox Battery, 2nd Battalion, 12th Marines, remove the camouflage netting from a 155mm howitzer during a live fire exercise at Camp Hansen

Gun Crew Two, from Fox Battery, 2nd Battalion, 12th Marines, loads a 155mm howitzer in preparation of a free mission, where speed is as important as accuracy. The Marines are participating in a live fire exercise at Camp Hansen

A member of Btry. F, 2nd Bn., 12th Marines, swabs the barrel of a 155mm howitzer after firing. The Marines are participating in a live fire exercise at Camp Hansen

A Marine walks toward an M35 6 1/2 ton cargo truck as preparations are made to tow a 155mm howitzer following a live fire exercise at Camp Hansen

CPL. K. M. Taylor of Fox Battery, 2nd Battalion, 12th Marines, opens the chamber of a 155mm howitzer following the firing of a round during a live fire exercise at Camp Hansen

An M-198 155mm howitzer of the 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, is moved into position by an M-923 5-ton cargo truck during the joint U.S./South Korean Exercise TEAM SPIRIT'85

A Marine CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter prepares to lift an M-198 155mm howitzer during an air show

A Marine CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter lifts an M-198 155mm howitzer during an air show

Members of Battery B, 1ST Bn., 12th Marines, prepare to fire an M-198 155mm howitzer during Operation Valiant Fire II

Members of Battery C, 1ST Bn., 12th Marines, prepare an M-198 155mm howitzer for a move to another position during operation Valiant Fire II

Camouflage covers M-198 155mm howitzers of Battery C, 1ST Bn., 12th Marines, during Operation Valiant Fire II

Members of the 3rd Field Artillery load a powder charge into an M-198 155mm howitzer while participating in a live fire exercise during the multinational joint service Exercise BRIGHT STAR '85

Members of the 3rd Field Artillery stand by as an M-198 155mm howitzer is fired during the multinational joint service Exercise BRIGHT STAR '85

A member of the 3rd Field Artillery stands to an M-198 155mm howitzer while participating in a live fire exercise during the multinational joint service Exercise BRIGHT STAR '85

Members of the 3rd Field Artillery stand by as an M198 155mm howitzer is fired during the multinational joint service Exercise Bright Star '85

An M-198 155mm howitzer is fired during the multinational joint service Exercise BRIGHT STAR '85

An M-114 155mm howitzer is transferred from a Utility Landing Craft (LCU 1644) to the amphibious transport dock USS AUSTIN (LPD 4) during the multinational joint service Exercise BRIGHT STAR '85

An M-198 155mm howitzer is fired during the multinational joint service Exercise Bright Star '85

155mm howitzers are ready for use during rapid response loading Exercise Agile Sword '86

Members of Btry. D, 2nd Bn., 14th Artillery Regt., load an M-198 155mm howitzer during a combined arms exercise

Marines quickly secure fuses on 155mm howitzer projectiles during a combined arms exercise

Members of Btry. D, 2nd Bn., 14th Artillery Regt., load an M-198 155mm howitzer during a combined arms exercise

Members of gun crew No. 5, Btry. B, 1ST Bn., 14th Marines, load a round into an M-198 155mm howitzer

Members of the 1ST Battalion, 39th Field Artillery work together to remove an M-198 155mm howitzer from its heavy drop platform in the field during an XVIII Airborne Corps emergency deployment readiness exercise

Members of the 1ST Battalion, 39th Field Artillery work together to remove an M-198 155mm howitzer from its heavy drop platform in the field during an XVIII Airborne Corps emergency deployment readiness exercise