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GENERAL PATTON MEMORIAL MUSEUM, CHIRIACO SUMMIT, RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, USA



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Location Category ID:
54400
Address: General Patton Memorial Museum, 62-510 Chiriaco Road, Chiriaco Summit, CA 92201
Telephone: (760) 227-3483
Email: Contact [at] GeneralPattonMuseum.com (Replace [at] with @)
Opening Times: 0930 – 1630 Daily, closed Christmas and Thanksgiving
Official Website: General Patton Museum
Other Links: Wikipedia: Patton Museum
Wikipedia: Chiriaco Summit
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Latitude, Longitude: 33.66199511 , -115.72225705
Location Accuracy: 7
Tanks Previously Here:


The General Patton Memorial Museum, in Chiriaco Summit, California, is a museum erected in tribute to General George S. Patton on the site of the entrance of Camp Young, part of the Desert Training Center of World War II. Exhibits include a large collection of tanks used in World War II and the Korean War, as well as memorabilia from Patton's life and career — especially in regards to his service at the Desert Training Center — and from soldiers who trained there. Development of the Colorado River Aqueduct and natural-science exhibits are displayed as well. In addition, a 26-minute video is shown, detailing Patton's military service and the creation of the Desert Training Center. (Source: Wikipedia).

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Location ID:
54410
Latitude, Longitude:33.66166694, -115.72298527
Location Accuracy:7



1) M4 (Late Production) Sherman Tank American


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3
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Unique ID: 1343
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Other Identification: Projectile damage. Plaque fixed on transmission housing.

This is a late production M4 with a ‘composite’ or ‘hybrid’ cast and welded hull. It is very rusty and shows many projectile strikes; it was probably recovered from a firing range.


2) M26A1 Pershing Tank American


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3
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Unique ID: 1440
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Other Identification: Plaque fixed to bottom left glacis. White star previously painted on glacis.


3) M47 Patton Tank American / Italian


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5
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Unique ID: 1341
Serial Number: 10020: “10020” stamped into front right tow lug (source: C. Hughes).
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: Painted overall in a sand and brown MERDC camouflage scheme. Italian data plate welded on hull rear plate.

This is an ex-Italian M47, and has an Italian data plate on the hull rear (source: M. Holloway).


4) M47 Patton Tank American / Italian


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7
Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 1340

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Unique ID: 1340
Serial Number: 174: “174” stamped into front right tow lug (source: C. Hughes).
Registration: “?10628” or similar painted on nose.
Name:
Other Identification: Painted overall desert sand. Italian data plate welded on hull rear plate. “43” daubed on glacis. T-shaped muzzle brake. Plaque fixed on glacis. Labels fixed on front mud flaps.

This is an ex-Italian M47, and has an Italian data plate on the hull rear. This indicates that the tank was maintained by O.R.Me.C. in Bologna. It has the stamped number “61274” (source: C. Sherman). This likely indicates the date of an upgrade, 6 December 1974.


5) M47 Patton Tank American / Italian


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6
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Unique ID: 1339
Serial Number: 9445: “9445” stamped into front right tow lug (source: C. Hughes).
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Other Identification: “SER 848”, “K7389955”, “C” and “G” inside shield cast into lower hull. “SLOGGO” painted on sides of bore evacuator. Cylindrical muzzle brake. Italian data plate welded on hull rear plate. White star painted on glacis.

This is an ex-Italian M47, and has an Italian data plate on the hull rear (source: M. Holloway). This indicates that the tank was maintained by O.R.Me.C. in Bologna.


6) M60A1 Tank American


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2
Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 1442

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Unique ID: 1442
Serial Number: 7126: “7126” stamped into engine deck side (source: C. Hughes).
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: Painted overall in a sand, brown and black MERDC camouflage scheme.

This M60A1 is missing its tracks, sprocket wheels and rangefinders, but retains its idlers and roadwheels.


7) M60A1 Tank American


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Unique ID: 1443
Serial Number: 7187: “7187” stamped into front towing lug and side of upper engine deck.
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: Painted overall in a sand, brown and black MERDC camouflage scheme.

This M60A1 is missing its tracks, sprocket and idler wheels and rangefinders, and has just one row of roadwheels each side.


8) M60A1 Tank American


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 1439

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Unique ID: 1439
Serial Number: 7548: “7548” stamped into towing lug (source: C. Hughes).
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Other Identification: “7630” stamped into engine deck side. Painted overall desert sand.

This M60A1 is fitted with the engine decking from another tank.


9) M60A1 Tank American


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5
Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 1441

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Unique ID: 1441
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Other Identification: Painted overall desert sand.


10) M60A1 Tank American


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3
Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 1444

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Unique ID: 1444
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Registration: 514959 (USMC): “USMC 514959” painted on side stowage boxes.
Name:
Other Identification: “^” painted on forward turret sides. Painted overall in a green, black and, brown MERDC camouflage scheme.

This M60A1 is missing its rangefinders.


11) M578 Armoured Recovery Vehicle American


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1
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Unique ID: 1342
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Other Identification: Painted overall desert sand.


12) T-55 Firefighting Tank Soviet


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Unique ID: 1445
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Other Identification: “VOP 025 Czech Republic” painted on superstructure sides. Painted overall red and white.