Above are two views of the same cannon taken in March, 1945,
following the capture of Cologne. Three identical 274mm cannons
that had somehow escaped being bombed were included on a parked
train in a marshalling yard
Top Photo by Tec 5 Russ Eick, 486th AAA Bn. Leaning
on the cannon's barrel is his Battery C crewmate, Pfc Stephen
Bottom Photo by SSGT Ellsworth Gorrell, 23rd Engr Bn,
from Gorrell Family by way of Jim MacClay, Staff.