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UNIQUE ID 990: M7 PRIEST HOWITZER MOTOR CARRIAGE

Le Grand Bunker Musée du Mur de l'Atlantique, Ouistreham, France

(Location: Atlantic Wall Museum)


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Unique ID: 990
Added to Database: August 2009
Last Edited: August 2009
Type (ID): M7 Priest (1500)
Model (ID): M7 Priest (1502)
Location Category (ID): Le Grand Bunker Musée du Mur de l'Atlantique (6065)
Location (ID): Atlantic Wall Museum (6065)
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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: Le Grand Bunker Musée du Mur de l'Atlantique, Ouistreham, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France (Current location)


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Text in original Preserved Tanks In France publication:

This M7 no longer has its previous green paint scheme, and is likely to be in the process of being repainted. It appears to have a sheet metal fitting in place of its mantlet.
It is believed that this Priest was acquired from the Commes collection (source: T. Royall) where it was previously on display. It was therefore one of three recovered from an LCT (Landing Craft Tank) on the sea-bed, three miles off Port-en-Bessin, in 1982. They had lain there since the LCT had been sunk on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The other M7s went to Saumur and the artillery regiment at Valbonne.


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August 2007

Front left view
1: Front left view

Taken: 25 August 2007
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1714
Added: 9 August 2009
Filename: 51CNV05_...
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Front left view
2: Front left view

Taken: 25 August 2007
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1715
Added: 9 August 2009
Filename: 51CNV04_...
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Front right view
3: Front right view

Taken: 25 August 2007
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1716
Added: 9 August 2009
Filename: 51CNV09_...
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Rear left view
4: Rear left view

Taken: 25 August 2007
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1717
Added: 9 August 2009
Filename: 51CNV06_...
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