66-foot WWII Gun En Route to Cape Henlopen State Park

Feb 21, 2012


     LEWES, Del. (AP) — A World War II gun that was once part of the heavy weaponry on the battleship USS Missouri will be making its way to Delaware.

     The 66-foot gun weighing a quarter-million pounds is scheduled to travel by train from Norfolk, Va., to Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, where it will join two similar Army guns. Park officials and a group of volunteers with the Fort Miles Historical Association have been developing a section of the former base into a World War II historical attraction.

     The News Journal of Wilmington, Del. (http://tinyurl.com/6qcb98k) reports that the association's president, Gary Wray, says he hopes to have the gun in the area by mid-April. Wray estimates it will take four years to complete restoration work and develop a final display.