Today in WW II: 18 May 1944 Battle of Monte Cassino, Italy, ends with German evacuation of the site and occupation by Allied troops.   

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The M1 155mm howitzer superseded the M1918 155mm Schneider howitzer in late 1942.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.