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UNIQUE ID 1305: M24 CHAFFEE LIGHT TANK

Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, Fort Knox, USA

(Location: Museum Building)


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Unique ID: 1305
Added to Database: 15 August 2010
Last Edited: 15 August 2010
Type (ID): M24 Chaffee (1075)
Model (ID): M24 Chaffee (1075)
Location Category (ID): Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor (67010)
Location (ID): Museum Building (67020)
Serial Number: 2762 (source: N. Baumgardner).
Registration: “USA 30121290” painted on forward hull sides.
Name: “REBEL’S ROOST” painted on turret sides (previously “THE PHOENIX” painted on upper glacis).
Other Identification: “24 I” (previously “M-24”) painted on front right mud flap. “34-?2?” (previously “1942”) painted on front left mud flap. White star markings painted on turret sides (previously also on glacis).
Collection Reference:
Links: Wikipedia: Algerian War
Wikipedia: Chasseurs d’Afrique
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Location History:
(see map)

1: Massey-Harris Company, Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA (Secondary manufacturer July 1944-June 1945)
2: France (From approx. 1950)
3: Morocco (From approx. 1955)
4: Algeria (From April 1958)
5: France (From approx. 1962 to May 1972)
6: Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA (Current location)


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Text in original Preserved Tanks In USA publication:

Originally lend-leased to France, this M24 was returned to America by U.S. Air Forces Property Disposal in May 1972. It is in running order. It was found to contain some Algerian coins, implying that it had seen service in Algeria. It may well therefore have served with 12e Regiment Chasseurs d’Afrique which was reorganised in 1955 with a squadron of M24 ‘Bisons’ and deployed in Morocco in a garrison role. This unit was sent to Algeria in April 1958, and was eventually repatriated to France, being disbanded in 1963. The tank was on display in the museum building as “The Phoenix” before going into storage in one of the warehouses. It is now back on display in the museum as “Rebel’s Roost” (source: D. Moriarty, N. Baumgardner).


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2009

Front right view
1: Front right view

Taken: 2009 (Estimated)
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 3690
Added: 30 August 2010
Filename: Dig_M24_...
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June 1983

Front left view
2: Front left view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3673
Added: 15 August 2010
Filename: Scan_M24...
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Front left view
3: Front left view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3674
Added: 15 August 2010
Filename: Scan_M24...
Views: 88
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