Anzio Annie moves to Fort Lee
Photo Credit: Mr. Keith Desbois (TRADOC)
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.
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