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M42 twin 40mm SPAAG Elkton, MD
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:02 pm
Post subject: M42 twin 40mm SPAAG Elkton, MD

I went through Elkton, MD today saw the M42 had a new paint job. Rick

Note that the original Registration number is shown in photo 220, 12H347.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:06 pm
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The reg. number was 4A16621, not sure if they just made it up? Also, new paint hides any form of serial numbers.
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Did it hide the numbers on the modification plate all M42s seem to have? I may have some pictures from years ago. My wife is from Elkton but haven't been back up there recently.

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Bob, Where's the modification plate located? I go through Elkton occasionally, to get to Lancaster or York, PA to visit family. Can check for the plate in the next few months. Rick
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Post subject: Re: M42 twin 40mm SPAAG Elkton, MD

It is usually on the rear hull. I think Left side. It is a sheet metal plate with ID numbers at the top and a series of squares with numbers stamped in. I've always thought that it was a way of tracking modifications to the vehicle. I think M-41s have the plate also. It has been a while since I've actually looked at one so I can't remember the details. I'm pretty sure the Elkton M-42 has one. There is another M-42 in the area. It is at a VFW or American Legion up near Christiana. I took pictures oif it years ago.

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Bob, Next time I pass through Elkton, MD will check for the hull plate. I used to work in maintenance near the VFW in Christiana where the other M42 is at. Went by it after my operation this spring at Christiana Hospital. I have photos of that one, still have to find the plate on it too. Rick
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Is there an M-42 at the Del NG base nearRehoboth Beach? I seem to remember seeing one as I drove by but never had a chance to see if I could get a closer look

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There's a M42 at Bethany Beach DE National Guard base, and a 'copter, both behind fence, but can be seen and photo'd from Route 1.
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A few more M42 monuments.
2230 Carlisle, PA. 220 original paint Elkton, MD. 214 Christiana, DE.
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