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UNIQUE ID 1699: M4 SHERMAN TANK

Liberty Park Oorlogsmuseum, Overloon, The Netherlands

(Location: Museum Building)


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Unique ID:

1699
Added to Database:
29 May 2011
Last Edited:
29 May 2011
Type (ID):
Model (ID):
M4 Sherman (1302)
M4 (1302)
Location Category (ID):
Location (ID):
Liberty Park Oorlogsmuseum (11400)
Museum Building (11402)
Serial Number: 15499: “15499” stamped into towing lugs.
5713, transmission cover: “E-1231 A5713 Lo-[G] 2” cast into left transmission cover.
Registration: 3022601: “USA 3022601” painted on rear hull sides.
Name: “AFTER HITLER” painted on forward hull sides.
Other Identification: “(B) 50878 3-43” cast into turret roof (indicating manufacture by Buckeye Steel Castings in March 1943). “E4151 Lo S157” cast into right transmission cover. Many other casting numbers visible. “912” stamped into left transmission cover. “2” stamped into centre transmission cover. “2066” and “87306” or similar stamped into right hull rear. “READY FOR SHIPMENT” and “TESTED OK 10/40” painted in yellow on hull sides. “7Δ31Δ” painted on right transmission cover and left hull rear. “A-23” painted on left transmission cover and right hull rear. “30” weight loading painted on right transmission cover. White stars painted on hull and turret sides, and on transmission cover and hull rear.
Collection Reference:
Links: Wikipedia – Battle of Overloon
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: American Locomotive Company, Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York, USA (Primary manufacturer February-December 1943)
2: Hattertweg – Vierlingsbeek, Netherlands (In action 4 October 1944)
3: Liberty Park Oorlogsmuseum, Overloon, Boxmeer, Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands (Current location)


Text in original Preserved American Tanks publication:


This M4 is an early production version, retrofitted with appliqué armour on its hull and turret. Its suspension is damaged and its turret is dislodged. During the tank battle at Overloon, 7 US Tank Division, following several unsuccessful frontal attacks on Overloon, attempted a pincer movement between Overloon and Vierlingsbeek to encircle the German troops there. The Americans encountered fierce resistance however, notably from an 88mm anti-tank gun manned by Luftwaffe personnel (Luftwaffefestungsbataillon X) in position near Hattert Castle. Practically all of the tanks of the battalion carrying out this operation were put out of action by the German 75mm guns and this 88mm gun on 4 October 1944.
This M4 received two direct hits from a 75mm gun (on the lower right side of the hull) and one from the 88mm gun (on the bottom right edge of the turret). The suspension bogie between the two 75mm penetrations is now missing. There is a corresponding exit hole for one of the 75mm penetrations (on the lower right side of the hull).
The crew were killed and are buried in the American cemetery of Henry-Chapelle near Verviers in Belgium.

Text in Preserved American Tanks Update:


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July 2012

Upper front right view
1: Upper front right view

Taken: 6 July 2012
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 8377
Added: 2 August 2012
Filename: 76638598...
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Left view
2: Left view

Taken: 6 July 2012
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 8378
Added: 2 August 2012
Filename: 76638750...
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June 2011

Close up of Continental R-975 C1 radial engine
3: Close up of Continental R-975 C1 radial engine

Taken: 3 June 2011
Contributor: M. Krauss
Photo ID: 5288
Added: 18 June 2011
Filename: Engine02...
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Close up of Continental R-975 C1 radial engine
4: Close up of Continental R-975 C1 radial engine

Taken: 3 June 2011
Contributor: M. Krauss
Photo ID: 5289
Added: 18 June 2011
Filename: Engine01...
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Close up of Continental R-975 C1 radial engine
5: Close up of Continental R-975 C1 radial engine

Taken: 3 June 2011
Contributor: M. Krauss
Photo ID: 5290
Added: 18 June 2011
Filename: Engine03...
Views: 105
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May 2011

Upper front left view
6: Upper front left view

Taken: 14 May 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4897
Added: 30 May 2011
Filename: IMG-5574...
Views: 139
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Upper front left view
7: Upper front left view

Taken: 14 May 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4898
Added: 30 May 2011
Filename: IMG-5570...
Views: 111
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Upper front right view
8: Upper front right view

Taken: 14 May 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4899
Added: 30 May 2011
Filename: IMG-5573...
Views: 143
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Upper rear left view
9: Upper rear left view

Taken: 14 May 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4900
Added: 30 May 2011
Filename: IMG-5571...
Views: 128
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Upper rear right view
10: Upper rear right view

Taken: 14 May 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4901
Added: 30 May 2011
Filename: IMG-5572...
Views: 205
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Front view
11: Front view

Taken: 14 May 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4902
Added: 30 May 2011
Filename: IMG-5604...
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Front left view
12: Front left view

Taken: 14 May 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4903
Added: 30 May 2011
Filename: IMG-5606...
Views: 102
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Front left view
13: Front left view

Taken: 14 May 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4904
Added: 30 May 2011
Filename: IMG-5607...
Views: 101
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Left view
14: Left view

Taken: 14 May 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4905
Added: 30 May 2011
Filename: IMG-5608...
Views: 99
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Rear left view
15: Rear left view

Taken: 14 May 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4906
Added: 30 May 2011
Filename: IMG-5609...
Views: 100
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Rear view
16: Rear view

Taken: 14 May 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4907
Added: 30 May 2011
Filename: IMG-5610...
Views: 97
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Rear right view
17: Rear right view

Taken: 14 May 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4908
Added: 30 May 2011
Filename: IMG-5611...
Views: 117
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Front right view
18: Front right view

Taken: 14 May 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4909
Added: 30 May 2011
Filename: IMG-5612...
Views: 96
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Front right view
19: Front right view

Taken: 14 May 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4910
Added: 30 May 2011
Filename: IMG-5613...
Views: 83
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View up into turret
20: View up into turret

Taken: 14 May 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4911
Added: 30 May 2011
Filename: IMG-5636...
Views: 150
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Serial number on towing lug
21: Serial number on towing lug

Taken: 14 May 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4912
Added: 30 May 2011
Filename: IMG-5644...
Views: 81
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75mm penetration forward on right side
22: 75mm penetration forward on right side

Taken: 14 May 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4913
Added: 30 May 2011
Filename: IMG-5648...
Views: 111
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75mm penetration towards the rear on the right side
23: 75mm penetration towards the rear on the right side

Taken: 14 May 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4914
Added: 30 May 2011
Filename: IMG-5647...
Views: 94
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75mm penetration towards the rear on the right side - note exit hole visible on far side
24: 75mm penetration towards the rear on the right side - no...

Taken: 14 May 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4915
Added: 30 May 2011
Filename: IMG-5646...
Views: 87
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75mm exit hole on right side of hull
25: 75mm exit hole on right side of hull

Taken: 14 May 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4916
Added: 30 May 2011
Filename: IMG-5652...
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Lower right side of hull - one penetration visible to the right of the picture, and another just visible top left
26: Lower right side of hull - one penetration visible to th...

Taken: 14 May 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4917
Added: 30 May 2011
Filename: IMG-5645...
Views: 100
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Stamping on left hull rear
27: Stamping on left hull rear

Taken: 14 May 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4918
Added: 30 May 2011
Filename: IMG-5643...
Views: 160
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Stamping on centre of transmission cover
28: Stamping on centre of transmission cover

Taken: 14 May 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4919
Added: 30 May 2011
Filename: IMG-5634...
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Left part of transmission cover - serial number is highlighted in blue and stamping in red
29: Left part of transmission cover - serial number is highl...

Taken: 14 May 2011
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4920
Added: 30 May 2011
Filename: IMG-5633...
Views: 80
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August 2009

Front view, photo by Scargill
30: Front view, photo by Scargill

Taken: 6 August 2009
Contributor: Wikimedia
Photo ID: 5017
Added: 1 June 2011
Filename: 2009-1_S...
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April 1982

Rear right view
31: Rear right view

Taken: 13 April 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4921
Added: 30 May 2011
Filename: ScanRR_M...
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Right view
32: Right view

Taken: 13 April 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4922
Added: 30 May 2011
Filename: ScanR_M4...
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Left view
33: Left view

Taken: 13 April 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4923
Added: 30 May 2011
Filename: ScanL_M4...
Views: 95
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Close up of glacis
34: Close up of glacis

Taken: 13 April 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4924
Added: 30 May 2011
Filename: ScanGlac...
Views: 84
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Turret roof
35: Turret roof

Taken: 13 April 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4925
Added: 30 May 2011
Filename: ScanTCU2...
Views: 99
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88mm penetration to right side of turret ring
36: 88mm penetration to right side of turret ring

Taken: 13 April 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4926
Added: 30 May 2011
Filename: ScanTCU_...
Views: 104
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Forward 75mm penetration on right side
37: Forward 75mm penetration on right side

Taken: 13 April 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4927
Added: 30 May 2011
Filename: ScanTrac...
Views: 76
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Rear 75mm penetration on right side
38: Rear 75mm penetration on right side

Taken: 13 April 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4928
Added: 30 May 2011
Filename: ScanTrac...
Views: 90
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View up into turret
39: View up into turret

Taken: 13 April 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4929
Added: 30 May 2011
Filename: ScanTI_M...
Views: 88
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Engine compartment
40: Engine compartment

Taken: 13 April 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4930
Added: 30 May 2011
Filename: ScanEC_M...
Views: 132
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