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UNIQUE ID 989: M7 PRIEST HOWITZER MOTOR CARRIAGE

Musée Des Épaves Sous-Marines Du Débarquement, Commes, France

(Location: Musée Des Épaves Sous-Marines Du Débarquement)


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Unique ID: 989
Added to Database: August 2009
Last Edited: August 2009
Type (ID): M7 Priest (1500)
Model (ID): M7 Priest (1502)
Location Category (ID): Musée Des Épaves Sous-Marines Du Débarquement (6055)
Location (ID): Musée Des Épaves Sous-Marines Du Débarquement (6055)
Serial Number: “2537”.
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Location History:
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1: American Locomotive Company, Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York, USA (Primary manufacturer from April 1942-1944)
2: Musée Des Épaves Sous-Marines Du Débarquement, Commes, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France (Current location)


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Text in original Preserved Tanks In France publication:

The left-hand superstructure of this M7 is badly damaged. It has a label nearby that states “M7 PRIEST HOWITZER FROM 58Th ARMORED FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION, RECOVERED FROM AN L.C.T. WRECKED 3 MILES FROM OMAHA BEACH AND CARRYING 2 JEEPS, 3 HALF-TRACKS AND 4 M7. IN IT, PERFECTLY KEPT DOCUMENTS ENABLED TO IDENTIFY ITS PILOT: JOHN H. GLASS AND RECONSTITUTE ITS INCREDIBLE STORY FROM THE NORTH AFRICA TO THE NORMANDY LANDINGS.
Corporal John Glass revisited it at a memorial ceremony held in 1985.


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August 2007

Front left view
1: Front left view

Taken: 27 August 2007
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1710
Added: 9 August 2009
Filename: 55CNV12_...
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Front view
2: Front view

Taken: 27 August 2007
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1711
Added: 9 August 2009
Filename: 55CNV14_...
Views: 122
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Rear left view
3: Rear left view

Taken: 27 August 2007
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1712
Added: 9 August 2008
Filename: 55CNV19_...
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Exhibit label
4: Exhibit label

Taken: 27 August 2007
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1713
Added: 9 August 2009
Filename: 55CNV13_...
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