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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #720 on: May 19, 2014, 09:37:45 PM »
Cromwell, Churchill and Sherman tanks inside No. 3 tank repair bay at 22nd Advanced Base Workshops, near Brussels, 19th May 1945.

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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #721 on: May 20, 2014, 05:31:25 AM »
Looks like that 1st one on the left is a Churchill AVRE with spigot mortar. Also note the US marking on the turret top- probably a good way of keeping from getting rocketed by a twitchy Thunderbolt pilot.
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #722 on: May 20, 2014, 10:29:07 AM »
Looks like that 1st one on the left is a Churchill AVRE with spigot mortar. Also note the US marking on the turret top- probably a good way of keeping from getting rocketed by a twitchy Thunderbolt pilot.
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #723 on: June 02, 2014, 10:06:03 AM »
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75mm gun being salvaged from a knocked-out Sherman tank at 26th Armoured Brigade workshops in Perugia, 30th June 1944.

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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #724 on: June 05, 2014, 10:34:41 AM »
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Sherman Firefly of 22nd Armoured Brigade, 7th Armoured Division comes ashore from an LST, Gold Beach, 7th June 1944

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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #725 on: June 05, 2014, 10:47:20 AM »
Like the soldiers in the glider, at look at pics like the one above and wonder what they went through after landing.
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #726 on: June 05, 2014, 11:45:23 AM »
Especially since Firefly's soon became priority targets.
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #727 on: June 05, 2014, 12:58:06 PM »
Especially since Firefly's soon became priority targets.

Yeah, that was my thought too. Head of the column with that extra long barrel drawing attention. Things probably didn't go so well.
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #728 on: June 05, 2014, 04:47:49 PM »
Those were probably the first ones that Wittmann punched out at Villers-Bocage.
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #729 on: June 06, 2014, 05:24:34 AM »
I'll have to check up on that. I seem to recall that it was a recce unit he wasted, so it was Cromwells rather than anything else. Lots M3 h/tracks and armoured cars as well.
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #730 on: June 06, 2014, 05:30:53 AM »
I recall reading somewhere that he knocked out at least 1 Firefly.
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #731 on: June 06, 2014, 06:49:31 AM »
I recall reading somewhere that he knocked out at least 1 Firefly.

He would have made a good FOX exec.

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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #732 on: June 06, 2014, 05:40:56 PM »
*Groan*
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #733 on: June 06, 2014, 06:21:33 PM »
Depending on whos story you buy into it was a Firefly that killed him.
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #734 on: June 06, 2014, 06:43:05 PM »
Depending on whos story you buy into it was a Firefly that killed him.

And supposedly, the gunner was a kid who'd only ever fire 5 rounds before that. Who knows?
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