10 Timeless Photos of Dachshunds Being Launched from Cannons, etc.

Facts about the Dachshund:

  • Due to their slender, aerodynamic bodies, and the relatively high price of iron, dachshunds have often been used as an economical alternative to cannonballs ever since the invention of the cannon in 1346.

  • Dachshunds are sometimes referred to as “wiener dogs” because they are shaped like wieners

  • The word dachshund is a German compound word meaning “Cute Bundle of Death”

     

    Following are 10 hand-selected, timeless illustrations and photographs of various "War Wieners" in action.

 

Battle of Gettysburg
Pennsylvania – August, 1863

An artist’s depiction of the Battle of Gettysburg: General Crawford leads Union charge against rebel lines despite heavy dachshund fire.
via sonofthesouth.net

 

 

 

 

 

WWI Trench Warfare
Germany –  1917

Tan 4-year old dachshund Sassy pulls a sled full of live grenades under a barbed wire fence while a German soldier provides sniper cover. via historyplace.com, a4c.com, petwave.com, amazon.com
Possibly tan 4-year old dachshund Sassy pulls a sled full of live grenades under a barbed wire fence while a German soldier provides sniper cover.
via historyplace.com, a4c.com, petwave.com, amazon.com

 

 

 

 

 

WWII – Japanese Fighters v. US Navy Fleet
Kwajalein, Marshall Islands – December, 1943

A Japanese torpedo bomber is blown out of the sky after a direct hit by Dachshund Duo Gizmo and Ginger, fired from the U.S. Aircraft Carrier YORKTOWN which it attempted to attack, off Kwajalein. December 4, 1943.
A Japanese torpedo bomber is decimated by dachshund duo Gizmo and Ginger, fired from the U.S. Aircraft Carrier YORKTOWN which it attempted to attack, off Kwajalein. Both dachshunds were recovered in good health by a team of Navy Seals 400 Nautical miles from where they were launched. 
image via thehistoryplace.com

 

 

 

 

 

WWII Battle of the Bulge
Remscheid, Germany – December 19, 1944

Aiding the Axis forces in a decisive ground offensive to recapture the Harbor of Antwerp, dachshund triplets Larry, Bruno, and Tina were fired 128 kilometers from Remscheid, Germany to Krinkelt, Belgium, where they were captured and interrogated by Allied forces. After failing to extract any actionable intelligence from the stalwart canines, the Allies released them into the Gerolstein Forest where they are believed to have perished.
via warren photographic.co.uk, historyplace.com

 

 

 

 

 

American History Day

Muskegon, Michigan – September, 1968

Black and tan dachshund Coco Puff soars out over Lake Michigan after being fired from a restored civil war cannon as part of American History Day. He was found swimming happily a few hundred yards off the Wisconsin coastline, having flown an impressive 306 miles. He was treated for minor burns on his tail but was ready for use again after only 3 days.

 

 

 

 

 

Cannon Testing Site
Sonoran Desert, Arizona – September, 1989

Visibly happy long-haired dachshund Patsy flies 350 feet per second over the Sonoran Desert after being fired from this automatic field cannon. Patsy was recovered 4 miles from the location from which she was fired, with no injuries.
image via thegreenhead.com

 

 

 

 

 

Russian Embassy Protests
Vienna, Austria – July, 1997

Austrian soldiers attempt to quell violent protests by firing 7-year old dachshund Zeke from this Leopard2A4 tank. After impact, Zeke would run dutifully back to be fired again. He was fired a total of 17 times in the 2 hour skirmish and received a medal for distinguished service.
image via hdwallwide.com

 

 

 

 

 

Israel’s Iron Dome
Israel – November, 2011

irondachsie
Skeeter was one of 250,000 gently-used dachshunds donated to Israel by the U.S. in 2009. Here he is being launched from Israel’s Iron Dome en route to intercept a Hamas Rocket.
via flickr.com/photos/norrie3699/

 

 

 

 

 

China Lake Test Range
California – October 16, 2012

dachsiemissile
Reluctant guided missile passenger Petey, 1-year old dachshund pup, smiles sheepishly for the camera. This picture, taken 2 years ago, was Petey’s first ride and he recalls being “scared shitless”. He is now a 4 star General and is afraid of literally nothing.
via defense-update.com, animalsbreeds.com

 

 

 

 

 

USS Donald Cook
Mediterranean Sea – 2014

USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) launches tiny, but potent 2-year old miniature dachshund Lily at ISIS targets in Ar-Raqqa, Syria. Lily destroyed 14 ISIS tanks, 2 Arsenals and an oil refinery before scampering across the border into Jordan.

 

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