Today in WW II: 17 Jun 1940 As Germany overruns France, Allied troops execute Operation Ariel, the evacuation of France [15-25 June].  More 
17 Jun 1940 Luftwaffe bombs and sinks the British ship RMS Lancastria with the loss of 5800 troops being evacuated near Saint-Nazaire, France.
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M1A2 155mm Howitzer

The M1 155mm howitzer superseded the M1918 155mm Schneider howitzer in late 1942. It was redesignated the Howitzer, Medium, Towed 155 mm, M114 after World War II.

Howitzer, 155mm, M1A2 at Highland Lakes Air Museum, Burnet, TX. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit
Howitzer, 155mm, M1A2 at Highland Lakes Air Museum, Burnet, TX. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit.

Howitzer, 155mm, M1A2 at Highland Lakes Air Museum, Burnet, TX. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit
Howitzer, 155mm, M1A2 at Highland Lakes Air Museum, Burnet, TX. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit.

Howitzer, 155mm, M1A2 at Highland Lakes Air Museum, Burnet, TX. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit
Howitzer, 155mm, M1A2 at Highland Lakes Air Museum, Burnet, TX. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit.

Data plate, Carriage, Howitzer, 155mm, M1A2 at Highland Lakes Air Museum, Burnet, TX. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit
Data plate, Carriage, Howitzer, 155mm, M1A2 at Highland Lakes Air Museum, Burnet, TX. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit.

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