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Canadian War Museum, LeBreton Flats, Canada

(Location: Gallery 3: Forged In Fire)

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Unique ID: 2470
Added to Database: 18 March 2014
Last Edited: 27 March 2014
Type (ID): M4A4 Sherman (1332)
Model (ID): M4A4 (1332)
Location Category (ID): Canadian War Museum (8100)
Location (ID): Gallery 3: Forged In Fire (8110)
Serial Number: 21424 (source: A. Adams).
Registration: “CT228619” painted on hull sides.
Name: “FORCEFUL III” painted on hull sides.
Other Identification:
Collection Reference:
Links: NDCF – Memorials
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Detroit Tank Arsenal / TACOM, Warren, Macomb County, Michigan, USA (Sole manufacturer July 1942-September 1943)
2: Musée Memorial, Caen, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France (Not the museum but D-Day area July 1944)
3: Brussels Tank Museum, Brussels, Belgium (Not the museum but service in Belgium 1944)
4: Liberty Park Oorlogsmuseum, Overloon, Boxmeer, Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands (Not the museum but service in Netherlands 1944)
5: Schiessplatz Bergen-Hohne, Bergen, Heidmark, Lower Saxony, Germany (Service in Bergen area 1945)
6: Cartier Square Drill Hall – Ottawa, Canada (Memorial 1946-2004)
7: Canadian War Museum, LeBreton Flats, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (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 Canada publication:

This was one of four “war trophy” Shermans brought back from Europe after World War II, along with “Bomb” (Sherbrooke) and “Holy Roller” (London). (Source: CHAFVR).
This Sherman tank, nicknamed “Forceful III”, is dedicated to the memory of the member of the Governor General’s Foot Guards killed during the Second World War while operating as an armoured regiment. “Forceful III”, an M4A4 Sherman tank of the Governor General’s Foot Guards, landed in France in July 1944. Although damaged on several occasions, it was the regiment’s only tank, of the 69 issued before D-Day, to fight through France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany without being put out of action. It was brought back to Canada in 1946. It was placed in front of Cartier Square Drill Hall as a memorial shortly after its return from Europe in 1946. It remained in this location until about 2004 when the area in front of the drill hall was renovated and the tank relocated to the Canadian War Museum (CWM). Forceful III continues to be commemorated at the drill hall with a plaque located within the armoury itself. (Source: NDCF – Memorials).

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September 2010

Front left view
1: Front left view

Taken: 11 September 2010
Contributor: A. Adams
Photo ID: 9472
Added: 19 March 2014
Filename: IMG-2739...
Views: 166
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February 2006

Front left view, photo by Bamh422
2: Front left view, photo by Bamh422

Taken: 24 February 2006
Contributor: Wikimedia
Photo ID: 9509
Added: 22 March 2014
Filename: FL_M4A4_...
Views: 150
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