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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.

US Hwy 231, Greencastle, IN
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 V-1 German Buzz Bomb

Not every town can boast something like this...

[Stephen Francia, 04/26/2021]

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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