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VETERANS MEMORIAL MUSEUM, HUNTSVILLE, MADISON COUNTY, ALABAMA, USA



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Location Category ID:
50200
Address: 2060A Airport Road, Huntsville, AL 35801
Telephone: 256-883-3737
Email: info [at] memorialmuseum.org (Replace [at] with @)
Opening Times: 1000-1600, Wednesday to Saturday (excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s days)
Official Website: Veterans Memorial Museum
Other Links: Webshots Gallery
Brad B’s Gallery
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Latitude, Longitude: 34.6919094 , -86.58532798
Location Accuracy: 7
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The Veterans Memorial Museum (in the Paul L. Bolden Military Museum Building) is dedicated to promoting and disseminating the accomplishments of American military men and women, covering World War I and subsequent conflicts. It opened in November 2001 and displays more than thirty historical military vehicles, as well as tableaus, artefacts, and other memorabilia dating back to the Revolutionary War. It has a reference library with published material, and written and oral reminiscences of Alabama veterans.

Museum Building



Location ID:
50200
Latitude, Longitude:34.6920726, -86.58612996
Location Accuracy:7



1) M3 Stuart Light Tank American


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1
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Unique ID: 1868
Serial Number: 156 (source: J. DeMarco/USAHAR).
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: Previously seen rusty, but painted green and with a yellow stripe painted around turret and yellow stars painted on turret sides and hull rear.

This Stuart is missing its mantlet, tracks and other components. It has an early production bolted turret.


2) M5A1 Stuart Light Tank American


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Unique ID: 1871
Serial Number: 5188 (source: R. Withrow/G503).
Registration: 3048300: “3048300” painted on left aft hull side (source: R. Withrow/G503). “USA W-305188” previously seen painted on left aft hull side.
Name: “BAMA BELLE” painted on forward hull sides
Other Identification: “4Δ25C”, “B20” and a white star painted on glacis.

This Stuart was one of those that was brought back from Portugal by SECO. These Stuarts were reconditioned by American Car and Foundry towards the end of WWII and transferred to Canada. Canada transferred them to Portugal in the 1950s. This Stuart has the serial number ‘5188’ and registration number ‘USA 3048300’. It took part in the 2004 MVPA Convention in Mobile, and has been involved in other events. (Source: R. Withrow/G503).


3) M24 Chaffee Light Tank American


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Unique ID: 1872
Serial Number: 3003 (source: USAHAR).
Registration: 30121536: “30121536” painted on hull sides (source: USAHAR).
Name:
Other Identification: White stars painted on turret sides.

This M24 is displayed with mannequins in the driver’s and loader’s hatches.


4) M42A1 Duster Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun American


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Unique ID: 1873
Serial Number: 666 (source: TACOM Register via USAHAR).
Registration: 40228183: “US ARMY 40228183” painted on left hull side.
Name:
Other Identification: White star painted on glacis.


5) M4A3 Sherman Tank American


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Unique ID: 1867
Serial Number: 12214 (source: USAHAR).
Registration: 3054369 (source: J. DeMarco/USAHAR).
Name:
Other Identification:


6) M42B1E9 Sherman Flame-Throwing Tank American


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3
Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 1875

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Unique ID: 1875
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7) M901 ITV Anti-Tank Guided Missile Carrier American


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Unique ID: 1889
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Other Identification: Painted overall in a green, black and brown camouflage scheme.

External Display Area



Location ID:
50203
Latitude, Longitude:34.6918085, -86.58608704
Location Accuracy:7



8) M48A1 Tank American


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2
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Unique ID: 1888
Serial Number:
Registration: 2020042 (USMC): “USMC 202042” painted on right side stowage box.
Name:
Other Identification: Roaring tiger insignia painted on glacis and front mud flaps.

This M48 was installed courtesy of the Empire Crane Company (source: VMM).

Museum Storage



Location ID:
50205
Latitude, Longitude:34.69230251, -86.58605553
Location Accuracy:7



9) M4 Sherman Tank American


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1
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Unique ID: 1436
Serial Number: 25145: “25145” stamped into towing lug (source: N. Baumgardner).
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: “[G] E8543 3B 380 LO” cast into transmission cover. “A23” stamped ahead of driver’s periscope. “[C]” cast into turret rear, “[C] A1338” cast into turret roof.

This M4 has the remains of wading trunks on the back and some unusual fittings on the differential housing (source: J. DeMarco/G104). Its serial number identifies it as being manufactured by the American Locomotive Company in 1943. It is currently missing its main armament and tracks. It was seen in October 2003 with main armament and rubber-block tracks (with extended end connectors), but by February 2005 the main armament and mantlet had been removed. It has large diameter penetrations in the front of the turret (through the bottom edge of the mantlet), the top left edge of the turret, and through the co-driver’s hatch, probably indicating damage from time on a firing range.


10) 2S1 Self-Propelled Howitzer Soviet


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Unique ID: 1874
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Other Identification: Painted overall desert sand.

This 2S1 is presumed to have been recovered after the first Gulf War.

External Storage Area



Location ID:
50210
Latitude, Longitude:34.69174069, -86.58468828
Location Accuracy:7



11) M3 Stuart Light Tank American


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2
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Unique ID: 1869
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This is a rusty Stuart hull, missing its tracks, sprockets, engine and most other components.


12) M3A1 Stuart Light Tank American


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Unique ID: 1870
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This is a rusty Stuart hull, missing its tracks, sprockets, engine and most other components. An M3A1 turret is in storage (source: USAHAR).


13) M4 (Late Production) Sherman Tank American


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Unique ID: 1876
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Other Identification: “3-53-E2”? painted on left hull side.

This is a late production M4 with cast glacis. It is in a poor and rusted condition, and is missing its gun and mantlet, transmission and sprockets, and other parts.


14) M4A1 Sherman Tank American


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Unique ID: 1879
Serial Number: Turret: 2517 (“D50878 2517” cast into right turret side).
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: [G] shield emblem cast into glacis. “[G] L4180 3A1337 LO”? cast into single-piece transmission cover.

This M4A1 is in a poor and rusted condition. It is missing its gun, mantlet, tracks and many other parts. The emblem on the glacis indicates that the upper hull was manufactured by General Steel, which provided castings exclusively to Pressed Steel Car for the M4A1 and Montreal Locomotive for the Grizzly (source: Sherman Minutia). The shape of bow MG cover and the presence of cast hull lifting rings tend to confirm it was built by Pressed Steel Car (source: P.-O. Buan/AFVNDB).


15) M4A1 Sherman Tank American


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Unique ID: 1878
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Other Identification: “E4151 125 [G]”? cast into right transmission cover. “LO [G] E1232 A 3141” cast into central transmission cover. “E1231 A5308 LO [G]” cast into left transmission cover.

This M4A1 is in a poor and rusted condition. It is missing its gun, mantlet, tracks and many other parts.


16) M4A1 Sherman Tank American


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Unique ID: 1880
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Other Identification: Fitted with rubber block track.

This M4A1 is in a poor and rusted condition. It is missing its turret, but there are some Sherman turrets sitting on the ground nearby.


17) M4A1 Sherman Tank American


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Unique ID: 1881
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This M4A1 is in a poor and rusted condition. It is missing its turret, but there are some Sherman turrets sitting on the ground nearby. It is also missing its tracks, engine and engine compartment covers.


18) M4A1 Sherman Tank American


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Unique ID: 1882
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Other Identification: Fitted with steel chevron track.

This M4A1 is in a poor and rusted condition. It is missing its gun, mantlet, and many other parts.


19) M4A1 Sherman Tank American


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Unique ID: 1883
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This M4A1 is in a poor and rusted condition. It is missing its gun, mantlet, and many other parts.


20) M4A1 Sherman Tank American


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Unique ID: 1884
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This M4A1 is in a poor and rusted condition. It is missing its gun, mantlet, and many other parts.


21) M4A1 Sherman Tank American


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Unique ID: 1885
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This M4A1 is in a poor and rusted condition. It is missing its gun, mantlet, and many other parts.


22) M4A1 Sherman (Late Production) Tank American


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Unique ID: 1886
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This M4A1 is in a poor and rusted condition. It is a very late production ‘large hatch’ M4A1. It is missing its turret, but there are some Sherman turrets sitting on the ground nearby.


23) M36 Gun Motor Carriage American


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Unique ID: 1887
Serial Number: 394: “Serial No. 394” stamped on front hull (source: N. Baumgardner/G104).
Registration: 40177722: “40177722” stamped into right front side (source: J. DeMarco/G104).
Name:
Other Identification:

This M36 was recovered from the former Yugoslavia (source: N. Baumgardner/G104). From the serial number this would have been the 94th M36 conversion done by Massey Harris, accepted July 1944. The lower the serial number the better the chance that it served with the US Army during WWII; it may still have US Army tactical markings under the paint layers. (Source: J. DeMarco/G104).

Warehouse



Location ID:
50212
Latitude, Longitude:0, 0
Location Accuracy:0



24) M7B2 Priest Howitzer Motor Carriage American


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Unique ID: 1877
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Name: “HARD AS HICK”? and “HIT EX FIRST” painted on ‘pulpit’.
Other Identification: White star painted on right superstructure side.

This Priest has not been seen at the museum for some years and is presumed to be in warehouse storage.


25) Sexton Self-Propelled Gun Canadian


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Unique ID: 1890
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This Sexton came from Portugal via SECO and is now housed in a warehouse as there is not enough room in the museum (source: R. Withrow/G503).