While driving through Bremerton, Washington this past weekend, I noticed a couple of old 40mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft Guns in a tiny city park. I did a "round-the-block" and found a place to park by the side of the road. The park was a tiny little wedge of land, at a busy crossroads, with no public parking.........a few beer bottles here and there, and grossly neglected, unfortunately. The little park was a monument to the USS Bremerton, the namesake of the city. Two, quad mounted AA guns and a huge ship's anchor and chain from the original ship and a memorial plaque..... one set of quad mounted AA guns on each side of the anchor, nice framing, odd park.
USS Bremerton CA-130
The USS Bremerton was a Baltimore Class heavy battleship that was built at the very end of WW2, and launched in July 1944. She saw active combat in the Korean War in 1951 - 1952. She was decommissioned in 1960 and sold for scrap in 1973.
Here's a link to the Wiki page about the USS Bremerton.
The two guns at the park are US made versions of the Swedish Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft guns. During WW2, Chrysler of the USA, built 60,000 of the guns for US ships and land units.
Here is a link to the Wiki page about these famous 40mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft Guns.
And here are the photos of the two AA guns in the park.............
Here are a few photos of the AA guns in action during WW2: