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UNIQUE ID 2356: M4A1 SHERMAN TANK

Liberty Park Oorlogsmuseum, Overloon, The Netherlands

(Location: U.S. 7th Armored Division Memorial)


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Unique ID: 2356
Added to Database: 5 August 2012
Last Edited: 5 August 2012
Type (ID): M4A1 Sherman (1310)
Model (ID): M4A1 (1310)
Location Category (ID): Liberty Park Oorlogsmuseum (11400)
Location (ID): U.S. 7th Armored Division Memorial (11401)
Serial Number: 3714: “3714” stamped into front of hull and inside the hull to left of driver’s seat (source: Sherman Tank Overloon).
Registration: 3036782: “U.S.A. 3036782” painted on aft hull sides.
Name: “ABLE ABE” painted on hull sides.
Other Identification: “D68454” cast into mantlet. “[C]E4186 182480”? cast into underside of transmission cover. “7Δ 40Δ” painted on right of transmission cover. “A-5” painted on left of transmission cover. White stars painted on transmission cover, and hull and turret sides.
Collection Reference:
Links: Sherman Tank Overloon
YouTube – Emplacement
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Pressed Steel Car Company, Hegewisch, Chicago, Illinois, USA (Primary manufacturer of base M4A1)
2: Chrysler Evansville Indiana, USA (Primary converter from M4A1 to M4A1E9)
3: Firing Range, Oldebroek, Oldebroek Municipality, Gelderland, The Netherlands (Until July 2010)
4: Liberty Park Oorlogsmuseum, Overloon, Boxmeer, Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands (Current location)


Text in original Preserved American Tanks publication:

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Text in original Preserved Tanks In The Netherlands publication:

This Sherman was recovered from an artillery shooting range at Oldebroek early in 2010; it would have originally been provided to the Dutch Army under post-war MDAP arrangements. It was transported to a workshop in Overloon in July 2010 when restoration began. Its interior parts were removed, along with large amounts of sand and some original artefacts such as a cigarette lighter. It was also changed from the M4A1E9 configuration in which it was recovered (but which is a type that did not fight at Overloon) into a standard M4A1. It was then sandblasted and had the firing range damage fixed. Missing parts were replaced including the gun barrel, its rubber chevron tracks were refitted, and it was finally painted ready for display on its concrete base. It has been named ‘Able Abe’ after a Sherman of 7th Armored Division that was disabled during the battle of Overloon in 1944 and was left behind on that spot until approximately 1947.
For full details see the Sherman Tank Overloon link.


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July 2012

Front right view
1: Front right view

Taken: 6 July 2012
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 8433
Added: 5 August 2012
Filename: 76639087...
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Front right view
2: Front right view

Taken: 6 July 2012
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 8434
Added: 5 August 2012
Filename: 76639383...
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Front left view
3: Front left view

Taken: 6 July 2012
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 8435
Added: 5 August 2012
Filename: 76639190...
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Front left view
4: Front left view

Taken: 6 July 2012
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 8436
Added: 5 August 2012
Filename: 76638892...
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