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UNIQUE ID 1137: M4 SHERMAN TANK

Price of Peace Monument, Ortona, Italy

(Location: Ortona)


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Unique ID:

1137
Added to Database:
December 2009
Last Edited:
December 2009
Type (ID):
Model (ID):
M4 Sherman (1302)
M4 (1302)
Location Category (ID):
Location (ID):
Price of Peace Monument (5560)
Ortona (5560)
Serial Number: 24871 (source: P.-O. Buan/Shadock).
Registration: 3033401: “USA-3033401” originally painted on rear hull sides, but now “T146637” (British/Canadian) painted on rear hull sides.
Name: “COOKIE” originally painted on middle hull sides (now “Athena” painted on forward hull sides).
Other Identification: US star markings originally painted on hull and turret sides. Now Canadian flag painted on transmission cover, middle hull sides and hull rear, plus 1st Canadian Armoured Brigade markings on turret sides, nose and hull rear.
Collection Reference:
Links: Prima Da Noi – Italian
12th Regiment News – French
12th Regiment News – English Translation
Maple Leaf Up – Ortona Remembered
WW2Talk
BattlefieldsWW1 on Flickr
The Shadock’s Website
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: American Locomotive Company, Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York, USA (1943)
2: Liberty Park Oorlogsmuseum, Overloon, Boxmeer, Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands (1945-2006)
3: Price of Peace Monument, Ortona, Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy (Current location)


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Text in original Preserved Tanks In Italy publication:


This tank, ‘Cookie’, was a well known exhibit for many years at the Overloon war museum in the Netherlands, being displayed close to where it was put out of action. It is an early production version of the M4, retrofitted with appliqué armour on its hull and turret. It was manufactured by the American Locomotive Company (source: P.-O. Buan/Shadock), and served with Task Force Brown of Combat Command “A” of the 7th US Tank Division. During the first hour of the attack on the German fortifications near Overloon it turned over in a ditch, where it was left by its crew.
Canadian diplomats contacted the Dutch War and Resistance Museum at Overloon for a suitable tank for the Ortona monument and it offered to sell this tank for ninety thousand dollars. The Honorary Colonel of the Three Rivers Regiment, Lt Gen Jim Gervais, Harry Steele of Nova Scotia, and Seymour Schulich, Michael Wekerle and John Cleghorn of Toronto combined to raise the money and it was purchased. It was presented to Ortona by the Canadian Ambassador Robert Fowler and was placed next to the Monument on 31st July 2006. The installation of the tank in the Piazza was intended to be temporary, pending the creation of a suitable site. This was planned to be on a pedestal north of the Piazza, overlooking the beach. In the meantime the tank has been moved to a grassy area nearby.
There is a plaque on the left side of the hull that reads as follows:

This tank honours veterans of the 12th
Canadian Armoured Regiment (TRR)
and Sergeant Rudy Vinet, 27th Anti-Tank
Battery (RCA) and is donated to the
citizens of Ortona through the generosity of
Seymour Schulich, CM, Harry Steel, OC,
Michael Wekerle, and John Cleghorn, OC.



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August 2008

Front left view, photo by Ra Boe
1: Front left view, photo by Ra Boe

Taken: 26 August 2008
Contributor: Wikimedia
Photo ID: 4440
Added: 30 January 2011
Filename: Dig33_Sh...
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Front left view, photo by Ra Boe
2: Front left view, photo by Ra Boe

Taken: 26 August 2008
Contributor: Wikimedia
Photo ID: 4441
Added: 30 January 2011
Filename: Dig32_Sh...
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Memorial plaque, photo by Ra Boe
3: Memorial plaque, photo by Ra Boe

Taken: 26 August 2008
Contributor: Wikimedia
Photo ID: 4442
Added: 30 January 2011
Filename: Dig34_Sh...
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Front right view
4: Front right view

Taken: 11 August 2008
Contributor: Marco
Photo ID: 2602
Added: 20 January 2010
Filename: Pic38-12...
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Front view
5: Front view

Taken: 11 August 2008
Contributor: Marco
Photo ID: 2603
Added: 20 January 2010
Filename: Pic36-12...
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Left view
6: Left view

Taken: 11 August 2008
Contributor: Marco
Photo ID: 2604
Added: 20 January 2010
Filename: Pic37-12...
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Rear view
7: Rear view

Taken: 11 August 2008
Contributor: Marco
Photo ID: 2605
Added: 20 January 2010
Filename: Pic39-12...
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April 2006

Front right view - original caption: "IMG_7795 (day4) American M4 Sherman tank in the woods at Overloon", photo taken by garthimage
8: Front right view - original caption: "IMG_7795 (day...

Taken: 16 April 2006
Contributor: Flickr
Photo ID: 2616
Added: 22 January 2010
Filename: 13529780...
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June 1997

Front left view
9: Front left view

Taken: June 1997
Contributor: A. Barrell
Photo ID: 8208
Added: 14 July 2012
Filename: FL_M4-Co...
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Rear right view
10: Rear right view

Taken: June 1997
Contributor: A. Barrell
Photo ID: 8209
Added: 14 July 2012
Filename: RR_M4-Co...
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1987

Front left view, photo taken by Alexander Buschorn
11: Front left view, photo taken by Alexander Buschorn

Taken: 1987
Contributor: Wikimedia
Photo ID: 2617
Added: 22 January 2010
Filename: Axb01_Sh...
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April 1982

Front right view
12: Front right view

Taken: 13 April 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 2606
Added: 20 January 2010
Filename: Scan_M4C...
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Left view
13: Left view

Taken: 13 April 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 2607
Added: 20 January 2010
Filename: Scan_M4C...
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Rear right view
14: Rear right view

Taken: 13 April 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 2608
Added: 20 January 2010
Filename: Scan_M4C...
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Rear view
15: Rear view

Taken: 13 April 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 2609
Added: 20 January 2010
Filename: Scan_M4C...
Views: 150
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Rear left view
16: Rear left view

Taken: 13 April 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 2610
Added: 20 January 2010
Filename: Scan_M4C...
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Turret roof
17: Turret roof

Taken: 13 April 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 2611
Added: 20 January 2010
Filename: Scan_M4C...
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Driver
18: Driver's hatch

Taken: 13 April 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 2612
Added: 20 January 2010
Filename: Scan_M4C...
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View onto engine deck
19: View onto engine deck

Taken: 13 April 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 2613
Added: 20 January 2010
Filename: Scan_M4C...
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Close-up on engine deck
20: Close-up on engine deck

Taken: 13 April 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 2614
Added: 20 January 2010
Filename: Scan_M4C...
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June 1946

Right rear view - original caption: "Oologsmuseum, Overloon. A man and a woman sitting on a [American] tank on the museum grounds", photo from Wiel van der Randen archive
21: Right rear view - original caption: "Oologsmuseum, ...

Taken: 13 June 1946
Contributor: GVNL
Photo ID: 2615
Added: 22 January 2010
Filename: SFA02-10...
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