War Memorials of Wisconsin

MGR-1 Honest John rocket

The Honest John was an unguided surface-to-surface artillery rocket that was launched from a 6x6 truck. First deployed in January, 1953; it could be fitted with either a nuclear or HE warhead. There were two variants, the MGR-1A (M31) and MGR-1B (M50), differing in range, thrust, payload, and overall size. Production of the MGR-1 variants ended in 1965 with a total production of more than 7,000 rockets.

There is 1 known Honest John on display in Wisconsin.  It is at the following location:

City Located Photo(s) Model Number Serial Number Location GPS Map(s)
Neenah, WI MGR-1A ? Neenah High School,
1275 Tuller Rd.
N 44 09.747'
W 88 29.728'


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