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Atom Gun Falls, Injuring 7 GIs - The Sunday Star

Atom Gun Falls, Injuring 7 GIs - The Sunday Star

Atomic Cannon overturns in traffic incident in Germany 1963

The Sunday Star
Washington DC
November 24, 1963
Page A-9

Atom Gun Falls, Injuring 7 GIs
Inglstadt, Germany
At least seven American soldiers were injured, some of them seriously, when a United States Army 280 millimeter gun- popularly known as the "Atom Annie"- fell over during a move along the autobahn near here today, German police said.

The giant gun, which is capable of firing atomic shells, was being pushed on its carrier by heavy vehicles when it swerved off the highway onto the dividing lane. It fell over, blocking part of the autobahn north of Munich.

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Photo taken @ Ingolstadt on 24 November 1963 (© rocbolt / Flickr)

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