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German Krupp 105mm Cannon

Krupp 105mm cannon, K 08/10 or 10.7cm.  Manufactured by Fried. Krupp A.G. Essen 1918.  Photographed Gonzales, TX June 2005. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit
Krupp 105mm cannon, K 08/10 or 10.7cm. Manufactured by Fried. Krupp A.G. Essen 1918. Photographed Gonzales, TX June 2005. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit.

Krupp 105mm cannon, K 08/10 or 10.7cm.   Photographed Gonzales, TX June 2005. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit
Krupp 105mm cannon, K 08/10 or 10.7cm. Photographed Gonzales, TX June 2005. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit.

Krupp 105mm cannon, K 08/10 or 10.7cm.   Photographed Gonzales, TX June 2005. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit
Krupp 105mm cannon, K 08/10 or 10.7cm. Photographed Gonzales, TX June 2005. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit.

Krupp 105mm cannon, K 08/10 or 10.7cm. Breech block engraving shows serial number 106 and identifies the manufacturer as Krupp at their plant in Essen, Germany during 1918.  Photographed Gonzales, TX June 2005. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit
Krupp 105mm cannon, K 08/10 or 10.7cm. Breech block engraving shows serial number 106 and identifies the manufacturer as Krupp at their plant in Essen, Germany during 1918. Photographed Gonzales, TX June 2005. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit.

Another unit of this same cannon is displayed at the War Memorial Park in Verona, PA. The serial number of the Verona unit is reported to be #106, only one number different from the Gonzales, TX cannon.