Final resting place for Big Mo’ set in Delaware

The final step to placing a piece of World War II history will take place Saturday at Ft. Miles in Cape Henlopen State Park.

The gun barrel to the U.S.S. Missouri will be placed on display Saturday at a noon ceremony.  The gun was known as Big Mo’ and a part of the ship used in the surrender ceremonies that ended the Pacific part of the second world war in 1945.

The Fort Miles Historical Association raised over $100,000 to bring the gun barrel to Delaware.  Ft. Miles was created for a defense to the U.S. coastline during the war.  There are gun turrets on display there to show what the area was like during the war.  

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