• FORT LEE, Va. - Anzio Annie's 110-ton barrel is positioned to be mounted on her chaises. Annie, one of two German Krupp K5 heavy railway guns brought to the United States during World War II, was originally used for testing. This massive artillery piece was faced by many Allied troops during the amphibious assault on the Anzio beachhead in 1944. The gun was able to project a 562 pound round 31 miles.  The gun was on display at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. and was moved to Fort Lee as part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.

    Anzio Annie moves to Fort Lee

    FORT LEE, Va. - Anzio Annie's 110-ton barrel is positioned to be mounted on her chaises. Annie, one of two German Krupp K5 heavy railway guns brought to the United States during World War II, was originally used for testing. This massive artillery...

  • FORT LEE, Va. - Using two heavy lift cranes to mount the barrel of Anzio Annie, one of two remaining World War II German Krupp K5 heavy railway guns, workers carefully maneuver it into position over the chaises. The K5(E) is composed of parts from two guns that shelled Anzio beachhead during World War II. They were named Robert and Leopold by the Germans, but are better known by their Allied nicknames - Anzio Annie and Anzio Express. The gun was on display at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. and was moved to Fort Lee as part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.

    Anzio Annie comes to Fort Lee

    FORT LEE, Va. - Using two heavy lift cranes to mount the barrel of Anzio Annie, one of two remaining World War II German Krupp K5 heavy railway guns, workers carefully maneuver it into position over the chaises. The K5(E) is composed of parts from two...

  • FORT LEE, Va. - Using two heavy-lift cranes to mount the barrel of Anzio Annie, one of two remaining World War II German Krupp K5 heavy railway guns, workers carefully maneuver it into position over the chaises. The guns, originally named Leopold and Robert by the Germans, were discovered on a railroad siding in the town of Civitavecchia, Italy in 1944, shortly after the allies occupied Rome. They had been partially destroyed by the gun crews before they surrendered. Both guns were shipped to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., where they underwent tests. Anzio Annie was on display at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. and was moved to Fort Lee as part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.

    Anzio Annie comes to Fort Lee

    FORT LEE, Va. - Using two heavy-lift cranes to mount the barrel of Anzio Annie, one of two remaining World War II German Krupp K5 heavy railway guns, workers carefully maneuver it into position over the chaises. The guns, originally named Leopold and...

  • FORT LEE, Va. - With only inches to spare on either side of the cradle, workers gently set the barrel of Anzio Annie, one of two German Krupp K5 heavy railway guns brought to the United States during World War II, onto her chaises. Testing of the K5s by the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps lead to the development of new artillery pieces like the Atomic Cannon, a truck mounted, 288mm gun designed to fire a nuclear shell up to 20 miles. Aside from the initial test, the gun was never fired in combat. Anzio Annie was on display at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. and was moved to Fort Lee as part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.

    Anzio Annie comes to Fort Lee

    FORT LEE, Va. - With only inches to spare on either side of the cradle, workers gently set the barrel of Anzio Annie, one of two German Krupp K5 heavy railway guns brought to the United States during World War II, onto her chaises. Testing of the K5s...

  • FORT LEE, Va. - Ready for display! Anzio Annie, one of two German Krupp K5 heavy railway guns brought to the United States during World War II stands ready to teach Soldiers history. Annie, along with other Ordnance artifacts being displayed at Fort Lee, are available to teach Ordnance Soldiers their heritage, technical history, and good and bad examples of foreign and U.S. equipment, according to Christopher Semancik, director, U.S. Army Ordnance Museum, Abdereen, Md.  Anzio Annie was on display at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. and was moved to Fort Lee as part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.

    Anzio Annie comes to Fort Lee

    FORT LEE, Va. - Ready for display! Anzio Annie, one of two German Krupp K5 heavy railway guns brought to the United States during World War II stands ready to teach Soldiers history. Annie, along with other Ordnance artifacts being displayed at Fort...

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