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UNIQUE ID 2463: M4A2 (76) HVSS SHERMAN TANK

York Cemetery, North York, Canada

(Location: Memorial)


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Unique ID: 2463
Added to Database: 17 March 2014
Last Edited: 18 March 2014
Type (ID): M4A2 (76) HVSS Sherman (1364)
Model (ID): M4A2 (76) HVSS (1364)
Location Category (ID): York Cemetery (8260)
Location (ID): Memorial (8262)
Serial Number: 65070?: “65070”? stamped into right rear tow lug.
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: “(G)E8643 D725 L0”? cast into transmission cover underside. “45” on blue/green square unit insignia painted on right of transmission cover and left hull rear. Red insignia (probably Canadian maple leaf) painted on left of transmission cover and right hull rear. “CENTRAL COMMAND” and castle insignia in red shield just visible under paintwork on right of glacis.
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Location History:
(see map)

1: General Motors - Fisher Body Division, Grand Blanc, Genesee County, Michigan, USA (Sole manufacturer early 1945)
2: York Cemetery, North York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (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 Canada publication:

This Sherman is displayed on a concrete pad in a corner of the cemetery. It has a plaque fixed to the left hull side that reads:

1939     1945
THIS IS A MEMORIAL TO THE
GOVERNOR GENERAL’S HORSE GUARDS
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN
WORLD WAR II.
“THEY SHALL GROW NOT OLD, AS WE THAT ARE LEFT
GROW OLD:
AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM, NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN.
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.”

A plaque fixed on a rock in front of the tank reads:

SHERMAN TANK
USED BY THE
CANADIAN ARMY
DURING WORLD WAR II



Images - Photographs and NavPix (click to expand or browse)

August 2008

Front right view
1: Front right view

Taken: 23 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9422
Added: 17 March 2014
Filename: P1020373...
Views: 53
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Front view
2: Front view

Taken: 23 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9423
Added: 17 March 2014
Filename: P1020371...
Views: 85
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    

 

Front left view
3: Front left view

Taken: 23 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9424
Added: 17 March 2014
Filename: P1020390...
Views: 57
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Front left view
4: Front left view

Taken: 23 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9425
Added: 17 March 2014
Filename: P1020391...
Views: 25
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Front left view
5: Front left view

Taken: 23 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9426
Added: 17 March 2014
Filename: P1020394...
Views: 25
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Left view
6: Left view

Taken: 23 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9427
Added: 17 March 2014
Filename: P1020398...
Views: 52
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Rear view
7: Rear view

Taken: 23 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9428
Added: 17 March 2014
Filename: P1020376...
Views: 54
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Rear right view
8: Rear right view

Taken: 23 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9429
Added: 17 March 2014
Filename: P1020375...
Views: 51
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Right view
9: Right view

Taken: 23 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9430
Added: 17 March 2014
Filename: P1020411...
Views: 53
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Front right view
10: Front right view

Taken: 23 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9431
Added: 17 March 2014
Filename: P1020406...
Views: 23
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Front right view
11: Front right view

Taken: 23 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9432
Added: 17 March 2014
Filename: P1020372...
Views: 21
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Upper front right view
12: Upper front right view

Taken: 23 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9433
Added: 17 March 2014
Filename: P1020413...
Views: 54
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Upper left view
13: Upper left view

Taken: 23 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9434
Added: 17 March 2014
Filename: P1020415...
Views: 52
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Upper rear right view
14: Upper rear right view

Taken: 23 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9435
Added: 17 March 2014
Filename: P1020418...
Views: 51
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Memorial plaque
15: Memorial plaque

Taken: 23 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9436
Added: 17 March 2014
Filename: P1020404...
Views: 50
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Close-up of memorial plaque
16: Close-up of memorial plaque

Taken: 23 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9437
Added: 17 March 2014
Filename: P1020389...
Views: 43
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Turret and glacis
17: Turret and glacis

Taken: 23 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9438
Added: 17 March 2014
Filename: P1020402...
Views: 50
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Old markings visible through paintwork on glacis
18: Old markings visible through paintwork on glacis

Taken: 23 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9439
Added: 17 March 2014
Filename: P1020401...
Views: 55
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Close-up of left suspension
19: Close-up of left suspension

Taken: 23 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9440
Added: 17 March 2014
Filename: P1020400...
Views: 63
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Close-up of serial number
20: Close-up of serial number

Taken: 23 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9441
Added: 17 March 2014
Filename: P1020380...
Views: 53
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Memorial stone
21: Memorial stone

Taken: 23 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9442
Added: 17 March 2014
Filename: P1020405...
Views: 42
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Overview
22: Overview

Taken: 23 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9443
Added: 17 March 2014
Filename: P1020421...
Views: 45
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Overview
23: Overview

Taken: 23 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 9444
Added: 17 March 2014
Filename: P1020369...
Views: 27
Select/Has Priority: 21/0