Men of 697th Field Artillery Battalion firing 240mm howitzer at Mignano, Italy, 30 Jan 1944The open breach of a 240mm howitzer with the US XIII Corps Field Artillery near Alsdorf, Germany during the advance on the Ruhr, 10 Jan 1945.240mm howitzer, Matsu Islands, Republic of China, 8 Jun 2004240mm howitzer, Matsu Islands, Republic of China, 15 May 2017, photo 1 of 6
Men of 697th Field Artillery Battalion firing 240mm howitzer at Mignano, Italy, 30 Jan 1944The open breach of a 240mm howitzer with the US XIII Corps Field Artillery near Alsdorf, Germany during the advance on the Ruhr, 10 Jan 1945.240mm howitzer, Matsu Islands, Republic of China, 8 Jun 2004240mm howitzer, Matsu Islands, Republic of China, 15 May 2017, photo 1 of 6
240mm howitzer, Matsu Islands, Republic of China, 15 May 2017, photo 2 of 6240mm howitzer, Matsu Islands, Republic of China, 15 May 2017, photo 3 of 6240mm howitzer, Matsu Islands, Republic of China, 15 May 2017, photo 4 of 6240mm howitzer, Matsu Islands, Republic of China, 15 May 2017, photo 5 of 6
240mm howitzer, Matsu Islands, Republic of China, 15 May 2017, photo 2 of 6240mm howitzer, Matsu Islands, Republic of China, 15 May 2017, photo 3 of 6240mm howitzer, Matsu Islands, Republic of China, 15 May 2017, photo 4 of 6240mm howitzer, Matsu Islands, Republic of China, 15 May 2017, photo 5 of 6
240mm howitzer, Matsu Islands, Republic of China, 15 May 2017, photo 6 of 6
240mm howitzer, Matsu Islands, Republic of China, 15 May 2017, photo 6 of 6
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