Historic California Posts, Camps, Stations and Airfields
Fort Miley: Lands End Leased Reservation
(Anti-Motor Torpedo Boat Batteries Land and Buck)
 
 
History
by Justin Ruhge

These batteries were located at Lands End north of Fort Miley. Battery Land was two fixed 90-mm guns (M3) and two mobile 90-mm guns (M1A1). These guns were emplaced in 1943 and were still in existence at the end of 1945.
 
 
Battery Buck was two 40-mm automatic weapons. These replaced the earlier 37-mm weapons. This battery was also established in 1943 and were in operation until 1945.

Report of Completed Works - Seacoast Fortification
 
 
 
 
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Armament
 
Battery Land
 
90mm Guns. M3 (fixed) and M1A1 (mobile)
 
Battery Buck

M1 37mm and M1 40mm Anti Aircraft Guns also used for Anti Motor Torpedo Boat Battery Buck.
 
 
 
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Updated 8 February 2016