The Buzz Bomb

The Buzz Bomb (HM3TU)

Location: Greencastle, IN 46135 Putnam County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 38.65', W 86° 51.911'

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This war machine is a German built V-1, commonly known as a "Buzz Bomb." Adolf Hitler unleashed the V-1, precursor of the cruise missile, against London in 1944. It was a new German weapon, literally a "flying bomb." Officially it was simply FZG-76. The pilotless anti-aircraft designation was a ruse to throw allied spies off track. In Britain, it was known as the "doodlebug." This is one of two "Buzz Bombs" in the United States. The other is in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. It is intended as a memorial to those who lost their lives in World War II from Putnam county.
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 12:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 511567 N 4388273
Decimal Degrees39.64416667, -86.86518333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 38.65', W 86° 51.911'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 38' 39.00" N, 86° 51' 54.66" W
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Area Code(s)765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3001-3039 US-231, Greencastle IN 46135, US
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