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Veterans Memorial Museum, Huntsville, USA

(Location: Museum Building)

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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 1871

Unique ID: 1871
Added to Database: 26 November 2011
Last Edited: 3 December 2011
Type (ID): M5 Stuart (1040)
Model (ID): M5A1 Stuart (1044)
Location Category (ID): Veterans Memorial Museum (50200)
Location (ID): Museum Building (50200)
Serial Number: 5188 (source: R. Withrow/G503).
Registration: 3048300: “3048300” painted on left aft hull side (source: R. Withrow/G503). “USA W-305188” previously seen painted on left aft hull side.
Name: “BAMA BELLE” painted on forward hull sides
Other Identification: “4Δ25C”, “B20” and a white star painted on glacis.
Collection Reference:
Links: G503 Forum
Brad B’s Gallery
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Detroit Tank Arsenal / TACOM, Warren, Macomb County, Michigan, USA (Primary manufacturer November 1942-May 1944)
2: American Car and Foundry Company, Berwick, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, USA (Reconditioned ca 1945)
3: Unknown Location, Canada (Canadian Army service until 1950s)
4: Unknown Location, Portugal (Until ca 1979)
5: Southeastern Equipment Company (SECO), Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, USA (Dates unknown)
6: Veterans Memorial Museum, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA (Current location)
7: Outlaw Convention Center – Mobile – Alabama, USA (MVPA Convention 2004)
8: Veterans Memorial Museum, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA (Current location)

Text in original Preserved American Tanks publication:

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Text in Preserved American Tanks Update:

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Text in original Preserved Tanks In USA publication:

This Stuart was one of those that was brought back from Portugal by SECO. These Stuarts were reconditioned by American Car and Foundry towards the end of WWII and transferred to Canada. Canada transferred them to Portugal in the 1950s. This Stuart has the serial number ‘5188’ and registration number ‘USA 3048300’. It took part in the 2004 MVPA Convention in Mobile, and has been involved in other events. (Source: R. Withrow/G503).

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March 2008

Front left view
1: Front left view

Taken: 13 March 2008
Contributor: N. Baumgardner
Photo ID: 6062
Added: 26 November 2011
Filename: 100-5017...
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Select/Has Priority: 21/0