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Spigot Mortar

Spigot Mortar


 by Bob Caruso

Spigot MortarOn December 7, 1941 the United States was attacked by the empire of Japan, and thrust into the Second World War.


The Japanese attacked many American outposts in the Pacific Ocean, including the Philippines. This vignette depicts a US Marine looking a Japanese Type 98 Spigot Mortar in the Philippines.


This type of mortar was used by the Japanese for Coastal defense. The sign next to the mortar translates to “Danger”.




Photo by Phil Novak