SC371824 - Lt. Gen. William M. Hoge, Commanding General, U.S. IX Corps, left, holds the lanyard which will fire the 75,000th shell to be fired by the corps since the start of the conflict in Korea. Brig. Gen. William N. Gillmore, Commanding General, Corps Artilllery, stands to the right of General Hoge. This day also marked the end of the first year fighting in Korea.
The self-propelled howitzer M41 was based on a lengthened M24 Chaffee chassis, and had many of the same modifications as the hull of the M19 self-propelled twin 40mm anti-aircraft gun. The M41's engine was moved to behind the drivers' compartment, and the 155mm howitzer mount was placed at the rear of the vehicle. Of the 250 ordered, 60 were delivered.
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