Greencastle, Indiana: WWII V-1 German Buzz Bomb

The Nazi rocket trophy is mounted outdoors on v-shaped concrete pillars, poised as if gliding into downtown.

Address:
US Hwy 231, Greencastle, IN
Directions:
Downtown, on the southwest corner of courthouse square, where US Hwy 231 turns north from Washington into Jackson St.
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Buzz Bomb.

WWII German Buzzbomb

Here's another picture. It's still there. [Patchy Drizzle, 06/09/2013]

The V-1 buzz bomb is painted in accurate colors -- dark on top, light on the bottom for camouflage from above and below -- and mounted on a big V for victory pedestal.

City Buzz Bomb.

WWII V-1 German Buzz Bomb

You can't miss the Buzz Bomb if you pass through Greencastle. It is on the town square downtown, on the courthouse lawn.

[Bob, Laura, & Katie Martin, 05/05/2013]
WWII V-1 German Buzz Bomb

One of only two WW II V-1 German Buzz Bombs in the U.S., Greencastle's Nazi rocket trophy is mounted on v-shaped concrete pillars, poised as if gliding into downtown.

According to the Putnam County Convention and Visitors Bureau: "It came into the Navy's possession during the war and was shipped to a naval base in Virginia. After the war, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1550 in Greencastle asked the government for a buzz bomb to make a war memorial. That required legislation being passed in both houses of the U.S. Congress."

"The first nose on the bomb was a garbage can cover. Because the nose was a fuse, it wasn't shipped. However, another bomb was acquired and a new nose was fabricated."

[Kim Sole, 05/03/2002]
Buzz Bomb

German V-1 Buzz Bomb from World War II.

[Heather Kendall, 01/07/2001]

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