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Place Patton, Avranches, France

(Location: Place Patton)

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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 784

Unique ID: 784
Added to Database: April 2009
Last Edited: April 2009
Type (ID): M4A4 Sherman (1332)
Model (ID): M4A4 (1332)
Location Category (ID): Place Patton (6110)
Location (ID): Place Patton (6110)
Serial Number:
Registration: “USA 3030661-5” painted on hull sides.
Name: “THUNDERBOLT” painted on hull sides.
Other Identification:
Collection Reference:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Detroit Tank Arsenal / TACOM, Warren, Macomb County, Michigan, USA (Sole manufacturer July 1942-September 1943)
2: Place Patton, Avranches, Manche, Basse-Normandie, France (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 France publication:

This Sherman, on display in Avranches, Manche, commemorates the American breakout, Operation Cobra (source and photo: T. Royall).

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


Right view
1: Right view

Taken: 1995 (Estimated)
Contributor: T. Royall
Photo ID: 1747
Added: 11 August 2009
Filename: Scan_She...
Views: 181
Select/Has Priority: 4/0


Front left view
2: Front left view

Taken: 1995 (Estimated)
Contributor: T. Royall
Photo ID: 1777
Added: 22 August 2009
Filename: Scan_She...
Views: 160
Select/Has Priority: 17/0