Today in WW II: 25 Nov 1941 Germans reach outskirts of Moscow but cannot sustain attack; Germans hold positions until Dec 5. More ↓
25 Nov 1942 British SOE team and anti-Nazi Greeks blow up the Gorgopotamos railway viaduct, the first significant sabotage in occupied Europe [Operation Harling, Nov 25-26].
25 Nov 1943 Battle of Cape St. George between Buka and New Ireland, off Papua New Guinea, fought by US and Japanese naval forces.
25 Nov 1944 In Philippine waters, USS Intrepid [CV-11] hit by two Japanese kamikaze planes within five minute period, killing 69 and seriously wounding 85 of the crew.
25 Nov 1944 Most deadly German V-2 rocket attack in Britain happened at New Cross Road, destroying a Woolworths store and surrounding area, killing 160 people, seriously injuring 120 others.
25 Nov 1944 Japanese occupy Nanning, a transportation hub in south China, for the second time, in final stages of the Ichi-Go offensive.
25 Nov 1944 Last American airborne troops withdraw from unsuccessful Operation Market Garden positions.
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M-114 155mm Towed Howitzer
The M-114 155mm Towed Howitzer was first produced in 1942 as the M1 Howitzer. After WW II it was redesignated as the Howitzer, Medium, Towed 155mm, M114. It was a mainstay of the Army's field artillery for 40 years, including its use in World War II, the Korean War and in Vietnam.
The M114 was produced as the M114A2 variant by Rock Island Arsenal and was replaced by the M198 howitzer starting in 1982.
The M-114 required a crew of 11 men, had a range of 14 miles, and could maintain a sustained rate of fire of 40 rounds per hour.
Click here for a photo of an M-114 of the 503d Field Artillery Battalion, 2d Infantry Division as it fires against Chinese Communist forces to the north during the Korean War.
3rd Marine Division Marines move an M114 155mm howitzer into position during construction of a mountain-top fire support base, June 1968.
Firing an M114 155mm howitzer during a training exercise, June 1975.
US Army artillery crew loads an M114 155mm howitzer during a training exercise, September 1975.
USMC artillery crews fire two M114 155mm Howitzer during Exercise OCEAN VENTURE 84, 20 April 1984.
US Army artillery crews conducting firing exercises with an M114 155mm howitzer, bottom, and an M110 203mm self-propelled howitzer, 17 September 1985.
Another image of the M-114 155mm Howitzer in Vietnam is at this link.
Thanks to Russell Denison for correct ID of M114 photos.