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UNIQUE ID 1329: M47 PATTON TANK

(Model: Italian Service)

VFW Post 9473, Reynoldsburg, USA

(Location: Reynoldsburg)


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Unique ID: 1329
Added to Database: 19 September 2010
Last Edited: 19 September 2010
Type (ID): M47 Patton (1640)
Model (ID): Italian Service (1645)
Location Category (ID): VFW Post 9473 (85710)
Location (ID): Reynoldsburg (85710)
Serial Number:
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: “M-47” painted on front right mud flap. “POST 9473” painted on front left mud flap. White stars painted on glacis and turret sides. Bore evacuator and turret stowage box painted black.
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Location History:
(see map)

1: Detroit Tank Arsenal / TACOM, Warren, Macomb County, Michigan, USA (Primary manufacturer June 1951-November 1953)
2: Officina Riparazione Mezzi Corazzati (ORMeC), Bologna, Province of Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (During Italian Army service)
3: VFW Post 9473, Reynoldsburg, Licking County, Ohio, USA (Current location)


Text in original Preserved American Tanks publication:

[No entry]

Text in Preserved American Tanks Update:

[No entry]

Text in original Preserved Tanks In USA publication:

This is an ex-Italian M47, and has an Italian data plate on the hull rear (source: ShermanWasRight). This indicates that the tank was maintained by O.R.Me.C. in Bologna. The tank sits on a concrete pad surrounded by a low chain fence. In front of it sits a stone plaque that reads:

THIS TANK IS DEDICATED TO ALL
AMERICAN VETERANS

ARMY   NAVY   AIR FORCE   USMC   COAST GUARD
FOR ALL THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO FOUGHT AND THOSE WHO
DIED FOR THE FREEDOM OF OUR COUNTRY, AND THE POW – MIA’S
WHO ARE STILL NOT ACCOUNTED FOR.
POW   MIA
THIS MEMORIAL WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE DEDICATION
AND EFFORTS OF THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS AND
ORGANIZATIONS: JR. VICE TOM ABRAM AND ADJT. ROCCO ROSANO
USN RMCB20. ALPHA CO., USAF GUARD 160TH CES. USANG
DELIVERED NOV. 17. 1990



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December 2009

Front right view
1: Front right view

Taken: December 2009
Contributor: M. Haines
Photo ID: 3759
Added: 21 September 2010
Filename: Dig_M47_...
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July 2009

Front left view
2: Front left view

Taken: 21 July 2009
Contributor: K. Kuhn
Photo ID: 3770
Added: 28 September 2010
Filename: DSC-0634...
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Front view
3: Front view

Taken: 21 July 2009
Contributor: K. Kuhn
Photo ID: 3776
Added: 28 September 2010
Filename: IMG-2427...
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Right view
4: Right view

Taken: 21 July 2009
Contributor: K. Kuhn
Photo ID: 3772
Added: 28 September 2010
Filename: DSC-0623...
Views: 75
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Rear view
5: Rear view

Taken: 21 July 2009
Contributor: K. Kuhn
Photo ID: 3777
Added: 28 September 2010
Filename: IMG-2467...
Views: 67
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Left view
6: Left view

Taken: 21 July 2009
Contributor: K. Kuhn
Photo ID: 3773
Added: 28 September 2010
Filename: DSC-0636...
Views: 102
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Overview
7: Overview

Taken: 21 July 2009
Contributor: K. Kuhn
Photo ID: 3771
Added: 28 September 2010
Filename: DSC-0625...
Views: 94
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Turret close-up
8: Turret close-up

Taken: 21 July 2009
Contributor: K. Kuhn
Photo ID: 3774
Added: 28 September 2010
Filename: DSC-0629...
Views: 64
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Data plate on hull rear
9: Data plate on hull rear

Taken: 21 July 2009
Contributor: K. Kuhn
Photo ID: 3779
Added: 28 September 2010
Filename: IMG-2433...
Views: 56
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Close-up on glacis and MG mount
10: Close-up on glacis and MG mount

Taken: 21 July 2009
Contributor: K. Kuhn
Photo ID: 3775
Added: 28 September 2010
Filename: DSC-0627...
Views: 55
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Plaque in front of tank
11: Plaque in front of tank

Taken: 21 July 2009
Contributor: K. Kuhn
Photo ID: 3778
Added: 28 September 2010
Filename: IMG-2420...
Views: 68
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2008

Overview
12: Overview

Taken: 2008 (Estimated)
Contributor: Google Street View
Photo ID: 3758
Added: 20 September 2010
Filename: StreetVi...
Views: 68
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