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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 9:38 pm
Post subject: Cp Hood M4 pictures from Joe...

Below is what Joe DeMarco said when he sent me these two pictures. He is a wealth of information on Shermans and their varients.
"I hope you got the photo of the M4A1 gate guard from 1948.
Here's a shot of a full scale review of the 2nd AD at Camp Hood,
3/20/50. The first M4A3(76)HVSS is 67th AR, named "Abrupt,"
USA 30114744, from the same Production Order as 61587.
I think they put a little motor oil on them to make the paint shine for
these occassions.
Notice it has the T66 track while some of the others have the T80.
Attached is a Signal Corps shot taken
in 1948 of a gate guard at Camp Hood. This is not the same M4A1E9
as you've seen at the 4th ID Museum, notice it has a 3-piece diff housing.
I'm sure USA 3015191 is the original Reg. Number. Notice as well, the
2nd AD patch on the sign & the tank. A friend who visited Hood in the 80s,
I think, had listed 4 Shermans & an M40 at the 2nd AD Museum and/or
barracks here. I reckon the 2nd AD facilities have been transferred to other
units along with their AFV collection?
Maybe 3015191 has survived & is hiding in plain site somewhere on the base?"


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