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Lager Hammelburg, Hammelburg, Germany

(Location: Reußen Berg Farm)

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Unique ID: 1689
Added to Database: 1 May 2011
Last Edited: 1 May 2011
Type (ID): M4A3 (105) HVSS Sherman (1372)
Model (ID): M4A3 (105) HVSS (1372)
Location Category (ID): Lager Hammelburg (1700)
Location (ID): Reußen Berg Farm (1704)
Serial Number:
Name: “Target 25” – current nickname.
Other Identification: “25” daubed in yellow on glacis and left hull side.
Collection Reference:
Links: Panzer Wrecks
TaskForceBaum – Wreck 25 – M4A3 105
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Location History:
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1: Pressed Steel Car Company, Hegewisch, Chicago, Illinois, USA (Manufacturer)
2: Lager Hammelburg, Hammelburg, Lower Franconia, Bavaria, Germany (Current location)

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Text in original Preserved Tanks In Germany publication:

This Sherman is little more than a rusted wreck; it is missing both tracks, most of its suspension and most external parts. Its turret sits loosely on top of the hull and its transmission cover sits on the ground in front of it.
In August 2003 it was moved by a Leopard recovery vehicle from the impact area of the Hammelburg range. It is believed that it is one of the three M4A3 (105) HVSS Shermans of Task Force Baum and that it was pulled into the target area to be used as a target after the war. It took the support of the deputy commander of the Infantry School at Hammelburg to recover the wreck. Together with “Target 25” the wrecks of an M2 half-track and a Sexton self-propelled gun were recovered. The wrecks are placed now at the former Reussenberg Farm, the place where Task Force Baum was scattered on 28 March 1945. (Source:

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