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MUSÉE AOÛT 1944, FALAISE, CALVADOS, BASSE-NORMANDIE, FRANCE



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Number of Photos:
7
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Location Category ID:
6060
Address: Musée Août 1944 / Bataille de la Poche de Falaise, Chemin des Roches, 14700 Falaise
Telephone: 00 33 (0)2 31 90 37 19
Email:
Opening Times: 1000-1200, 1400-1800, 31 March – 11 November
Official Website: Musée Août 1944
Other Links: Normandy44LaMemoire
Latitude, Longitude: 48.89278301 , -0.21199107
Location Accuracy: 10
Tanks Previously Here: 1: Panzerspähwagen Luchs (Ausf L) Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Not the museum but the general Falaise area)
2: Wespe Self-Propelled Howitzer - Musée Memorial, Bayeux, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France (Not the museum but the Falaise Pocket)
3: Panzerkampfwagen III Tank - Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA (Not the museum but the Normandie area)
4: Sturmhaubitze 42 Assault Gun - U.S. Army Artillery Museum, Fort Sill, Lawton, Oklahoma, USA (Not the museum but the Normandie area - the most likely location for capture)


Museum Building



Location ID:
6061
Latitude, Longitude:48.89301579, -0.21247387
Location Accuracy:10



1) Panzerkampfwagen IV Tank German


Number of Photos:
13
Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 162

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Unique ID: 162
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This tank came to the Falaise Museum from the Saumur Collection (source: A.M.N. Schuit, L. Archer). The museum also has a separate Panzer IV turret on display, cut away to show its interior.

Front Entrance Display Area



Location ID:
6062
Latitude, Longitude:48.89270542, -0.21181405
Location Accuracy:10



2) M4A1 (76) Sherman Tank American


Number of Photos:
5
Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 791

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Unique ID: 791
Serial Number:
Registration: “238712” painted on hull sides.
Name:
Other Identification: White triangle markings painted on turret sides. Some numbers are stamped into the transmission housing but they are difficult to decipher; a rubbing indicates “ABS No 880” or similar, implying a post-War French rebuild.

This Sherman is displayed with its turret facing to the rear.


3) Sexton Self-Propelled Gun Canadian


Number of Photos:
6
Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 792

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Unique ID: 792
Serial Number: “77” stamped into rear plate.
Registration: “CS217244” painted on superstructure sides.
Name:
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Reserve Collection



Location ID:
6063
Latitude, Longitude:48.89305106, -0.2129513
Location Accuracy:8



4) Panther Tank German


Number of Photos:
2
Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 39

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Unique ID: 39
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This Panther was transferred from Saumur (q.v.) to M. Leloup’s collection (source: R. Fleming).
It was previously stored on waste ground at Saumur in very poor condition, little more than a hulk. It remains disassembled, and a mantlet for it can be seen on the ground in front of it.


5) M8 Howitzer Motor Carriage American


Number of Photos:
2
Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 798

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Unique ID: 798
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This M8 is in a poor and rusty condition. It is missing its howitzer and other components, and its tracks appear to be on the ground in front of it.


6) M4A4 Sherman Tank American


Number of Photos:
4
Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 793

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Unique ID: 793
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This M4A4 is missing its turret.


7) M4A4 Sherman Tank American


Number of Photos:
1
Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 794

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Unique ID: 794
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This M4A4 is missing its turret.


8) M4A4 Sherman Tank American


Number of Photos:
1
Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 795

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Unique ID: 795
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Other Identification: Number “85” and markings “MU-EA No.85” daubed on glacis and right hull side respectively.

This Sherman is little more than a hulk; it is missing its turret, transmission housing, tracks, parts of its suspension, and most internal components. It is likely being cannibalised to provide spares to restore other Shermans. It appears to have the remains of a Flak 88 sitting on top of it.


9) M4A1 (76) Sherman Tank American


Number of Photos:
2
Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 799

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Unique ID: 799
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This M4A1 is in a poor and rusty condition, but appears largely complete. Its gun barrel has been cut short, which indicates it may have been acquired from a scrap yard or military surplus sale.


10) M10 Gun Motor Carriage American


Number of Photos:
3
Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 796

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Unique ID: 796
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This M10 is now stored outside but was previously seen inside (where the Panther is now).


11) M32 Tank Recovery Vehicle American


Number of Photos:
3
Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 797

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Unique ID: 797
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Name: “GENERAL ?” is painted on the left hull side.
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This M32 is now stored outside but was previously seen inside (where the Panther is now).