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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:
(see map)

1: USA (Country of origin)
2: Musée Des Épaves Sous-Marines Du Débarquement, Commes, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France (Current location)


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.

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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_...
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