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UNIQUE ID 986: M4A1 SHERMAN DUPLEX DRIVE AMPHIBIOUS TANK

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

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


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Unique ID: 986
Added to Database: August 2009
Last Edited: August 2009
Type (ID): Sherman Duplex Drive (1410)
Model (ID): M4A1 Sherman Duplex Drive (1411)
Location Category (ID): Musée Des Épaves Sous-Marines Du Débarquement (6055)
Location (ID): Musée Des Épaves Sous-Marines Du Débarquement (6055)
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Location History:
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1: USA (Country of origin)
2: Musée Des Épaves Sous-Marines Du Débarquement, Commes, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France (Current location)


Text in original Preserved American Tanks publication:

[No entry]

Text in Preserved American Tanks Update:

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Text in original Preserved Tanks In France publication:

This M4A1 DD has a sign nearby that states “‘DD’ TANK SUNK 4 MILES FROM OMAHA BY 27 METERS, ON MORNING OF JUNE 6 Th AT 6.30 AM, 32 AMPHIBIOUS ‘DD’ TANKS (741 Th TANK BATTALION) ARE LAUNCHED 4 MILES FROM OMAHA BEACH. 27 OF THEM SINK, UNABLE TO FIGHT AGAINST THE HEAVY SEAS. 2 REACH THE BEACHES DUE TO THE SKILL OF THEIR DRIVERS. 3 OTHERS ARE BEACHED BY THEIR L.C.T. WHOSE RAMP WAS JAMMED.”
It was recovered from offshore in July 1980. It is missing its flotation screen and half its right-hand track.

Text in Preserved Tanks In France Update:

This tank, along with a variety of personal items recovered with it, has been purchased by an American company, Overlord Research LLC, based in West Virginia, USA. The owners intend to return the tank to the United States, preferably for public display in an American Museum such as the D-Day Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana or the National Museum of the United States Army, to be constructed at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. However, the details of its repatriation and its final location in the United States are still being determined. As the tank was submerged for many years, Overlord believes preservation of its current condition which shows its loss at sea as it approached Omaha Beach is an aspect which is more historically important than attempting a restoration. (Source: Wikipedia).

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August 2007

Left view
1: Left view

Taken: 27 August 2007
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1706
Added: 9 August 2009
Filename: 55CNV04_...
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Exhibit label
2: Exhibit label

Taken: 27 August 2007
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1707
Added: 9 August 2009
Filename: 55CNV05_...
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Rear left view
3: Rear left view

Taken: 27 August 2007
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1708
Added: 9 August 2009
Filename: 55CNV03_...
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Right view
4: Right view

Taken: 27 August 2007
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1709
Added: 9 August 2009
Filename: 55CNV02_...
Views: 168
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