Sky Gun

Sky Gun AA (Tacoma Cemetery 05-28-18) 3983

I photographed this Sky Gun on display in the New Tacoma Cemetery during the Memorial Day services in 2018. The 119.37-mm gun was designed to defend rear-area installations from high-level bombing. It fired shells weighing 101 pounds more than 47,000 feet in the air at a rate of 12 rounds per minute.

Sky Gun; New Tacoma Cemetery 2018