Plano, Illinois: Plano's 4,000 lb. Bomb

War memorial with a two-ton bomb displayed in one-millisecond-from-impact position.
Ogden Ave., Plano, IL
At the NE corner of South Street (US-34) and Center Avenue.
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Plano's bomb.

Plano's 4,000 lb. Bomb

The bomb is located in a small memorial area that features a depiction of an eagle in the pavers on the ground and what appears to be an anti-aircraft gun opposite the bomb.

[John Holmes, 09/27/2011]

The Bomb.

Plano's 4,000 lb. Bomb

Bomb, light case, 4,000 lbs., AN/56. 77.3 percent of the bomb's weight is the explosive charge (3,245 lbs.). It's part of the obligatory "Lest We Forget" war memorial in Plano, about 50 miles west of Chicago.

[Dave Jacque, 11/07/2010]

Seems like a more natural position for bomb display than you'd normally find.

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