#44 Gallery III: Even More Random High Res Sherman Photos With Comments.

Gallery III: Even More Random High Resolution Sherman and Lee Photos with Comments.

British or French M4A2 tanks in the desert
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Convoy of tanks, trucks and jeeps from the100th ID, and 781st TB
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This M4A1 76w is from A Company, 20th Tank Battalion , 20 Armored Division. They are on the outskirts of Cailly, France on February 24th, they had arrived in country a few days before and had not seen combat yet. The crew is unpacking and taking inventory of all the gear issued with the tank
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A group of Doughs gathered around the rear of an M4A3 76w, probably somewhere in Germany in 1945
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1st Marine Tank Battalion, Okinawa 1945. notice all the extra stuff on the tank. The Marston matting on the hatch is to keep the Japanese infantry from putting a satchel charge or worse right on top of the periscope, a fairly weak spot. They also had magnetic mines they could put on the side of the tank on I bet  the matting on the side helped prevent that. Wood and concrete was also used.
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An M10 serving in the 2nd French Armored Division Halloville France November of 1944
French crew on the background of the tank Sherman M4A2 (76) W of the 2nd company of the 501st Tank Regiment (2 Compagnie de Chars, 501 RCC)
A French M4A2 76w of second company of the 501st Tank Regiment
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M4 Sherman tank named Bell of Little rock, and a Lt R Hoffman looking it over, January of 1944
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This seems to be concrete going over sand bags. The tank is either an M4A1 76w or an M4A3 76W. If you have any other info on this image let me know.
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M4A4s on the Burma road.
Behind a destroyed British Sherman M4 near Caen in Normandy, a soldier of the Waffen SS watches the enemy line. Date: 1944
Behind a destroyed British Sherman M4 near Caen in Normandy, a fascist  soldier, of the criminal, Waffen SS watches the enemy line. Date: 1944 The Tank if either an Ic or Vc Firefly, probably the latter since it was the most common Firefly type.
M4A2 76w Lend Lease tank
Our Soviet allies(at the time) using a Lend Lease M4A2 76w. I have no idea what unit these Russian Soldiers are from, but if someone does, let me know. I bet they killed a lot of Nazis to get to there, there being somewhere in Germany 1945
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Soviet Lend Lease M3 Lee knocked out. The Germans on it seem to be using it like a jungle gym, though something less wholesome could be going on since some of the fascist, criminal, invaders are in various states of dress.
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During a pre war training exercise this M3 Lee collapsed this bridge. The crew is helping the local kids get across so they can get to school.
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This British M3 Grant Crew is setting up to spend the night in the desert, in egypt, in 1942. I do not understand why two of them are naked.
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This is the Production pilot of the M3 Lee.
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Clearly tanks and bridges are not fond of each other. This M4A3 76w HVSS tank seems to have been a tad much for this one. It was also a German bridge, so it was probably complicated, just adequate for the Job, and prone to failure.
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Another shot of the prototype Lee at Aberdeen Proving ground.
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Another Lend Lease M4A2 76w being used by the Soviets.
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Even more Russian M4A2 76w tanks
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Even more even more Russian M4A2 76w tanks
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French M4A2 coming off an LST, this one is with the 12e RCC, 2e Division Blindee. This was a very famous French Armored Division commanded by the General Philippe LeClerc. This photo was taken on 2 August 1944, on Utah beach. 
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Nazi Scum using a Sherman as a bench.
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This huge image is of Sherman M4A2 tanks with the French 12e Regiment De Chasseurs D’Afrique, part of the 2e Division Blindee, commanded by General Philippe LeClerc, taken August of 44 in Normandy.

4 thoughts on “#44 Gallery III: Even More Random High Res Sherman Photos With Comments.

  1. re naked Britush crew.

    1) Its freakin hot in the desert.
    2) Its’s freakin hot inside a tank.
    3) It’s freakin hot inside a Lee/Grant.
    4) Dysentery was common in the Desert.
    The british had a “excused” system wereby if you had a medical complaint, the Dr (Medical Officer or MO, in British parlance), would issue a chit (permission), for the soldier to be excused uniform/equipment that aggravated it. Most common was boots for foot problems wearing sandles instead. However the great Spike Milligan, (Essential reading for any serious student of millitary history) records a soldier being ‘Excused Trousers ‘ because of Dysentery…..

    Just a suggestion!

    BTW Female Navy staff working with very hot early computer equipment at Bletchley Park decoding centre stripped to their underwear to deal with the heat. Guards had to be posted to keep the male Staff away…..

    1. Haahah good point about it being hot. I don’t think the US Army had the same kind of policies, though I bet in many cases they were not as strict about uniform in a combat theater. I have read about US tankers in the Pacific going shirtless.

      That an amusing story on the decoding center! And as for the guards, who made sure they didn’t look?! lol

  2. Love this site! I am also a Shermanaholic. I was going through the high res pictures and one was labeled “M4A1 75 passing knocked out or broken down, or just abandoned, or out of gas PIVs. This tank is with an unknown unit supporting the 30th ID outside of St. Lo ion July of 44”. The unit in question was very likely the 743rd (BTW am obsessed with everything regarding that unit). When they came ashore on Omaha they were attached to the 29th ID but by the time of the St. Lo breakout were permanently assigned to the 30th ID for the remainder of the war.

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