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#26 Dogsbody

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 09:59 AM

I like the states side photo with the '17 Enfield's and the riot shotgun. I don't think I would want to be that close to a burning tank, cooking off HE might be bad! I can't tell if it is a German or US tank.
Thanks for posting them, really neat photos!
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I know your question has been answered  but to give some background info: it's a US tank (Sherman). The tracks (T66) are a giveaway. 

 

http://the.shadock.f...vss_tracks.html

 

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#27 Bob Hudson

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 02:19 PM

I know your question has been answered  but to give some background info: it's a US tank (Sherman). The tracks (T66) are a giveaway. 

 

http://the.shadock.f...vss_tracks.html

 

Rene

 

Thanks for the link: that site has what look great details on the Shermans. The link to its homepage is http://the.shadock.f...utia/index.html



#28 ArchangelDM

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 06:57 AM

Fantastic items, those photos are priceless !

Thanks for the thread Bob

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#29 Bob Hudson

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 08:52 PM

These turned up today - he was very proud of his service and collected a lot of interesting veteran's pins and things like these tanks pins - he was said to have been one of  the youngest tank commanders in WWII. 

 

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The back of the one tank looks like the snowflakes on ACID TEST insignia. Is that an issue pin?

 

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#30 Bob Hudson

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 09:04 PM

This Congressional proclamation says he was "named the youngest tank commander in WWII."

 

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#31 katieony

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 04:32 AM

Really great group...love the photos!

 

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:59 AM

These turned up today - he was very proud of his service and collected a lot of interesting veteran's pins and things like these tanks pins - he was said to have been one of  the youngest tank commanders in WWII. 

 

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The back of the one tank looks like the snowflakes on ACID TEST insignia. Is that an issue pin?

 

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Those are Branch of Service insignia for the Armored Force/Armor Branch as worn by officers from 1941 to 1951 when the current front view of a tank superimposed over crossed sabers insignia was adopted.
 



#33 268th C.A.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:11 AM

Dang! Thats a nice group. Needless to say. Looks like a german paratrooper gravity knife in his mouth! Great stuff! Great post! 



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:58 AM

now is this a book? if so id love to get a copy, the pictures are awesome and the accounts/history is very interesting.




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