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Three Amigos in Overloon
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M4 High Speed Tractor by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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Is this painted in UK marking?


M8 Greyhound UK by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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Is this painted in UK marking?


M8 Greyhound UK by Massimo Foti, on Flickr


the unit marking correspond to the 2nd US Armored Division, 41st Infantry Regiment, C Company. So, the answer is : no.

By the way, the 41st Infantry Regiment is well known, because it was equipped with "King Kard" camoufalged suits in Normandy and Britanny in August and September 1944 :





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Thank you, those camo colors let me perplexed

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M26 tractor by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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They soon exchanged their camo for standard US uniform, as even us British shot at anything wearing camo uniforms!
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Nice shot of the Dragonwagon and Sherman
Was this with the wide angle objective ?

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Yes, I used the wide-angle on that one

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This one has been quite an enigma so far, is it an original, WW II vehicle, or a post-war conversion?


Morris fuel truck by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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They soon exchanged their camo for standard US uniform, as even us British shot at anything wearing camo uniforms!


Recent researches proved that they didn't stop to wear camouflaged uniform because of friendly fire, but due to a shortage of supplies. The camouflaged 2-piece uniform was distributed in very little quantities on the Western front in August 1944, and only 2 units of the 2nd armored division have been clearly identified to have wear this kind of uniform.

Indeed, the uniform was not worn after September 1944 because they were damaged/worn for having been used during hard fightings, and there was a shortage of identical supplies, so the worn uniforms were replaced with new olive drab HBT uniforms. Moreover, if there were really problems with friendly fire, some of the guys from the 41st Infantry Regiment would not have kept the camouflaged uniform up to late September 1944, as seen on wartime pictures of the Battle of Brest.

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Panther G by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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Hi Massimo
The poleshots from the Panther turned out very interesting !

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Glad you like them. I will assemble a DVD from Delft and Overloon and send you and Michel a copy.

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I can't believe it took years for Michel to properly recognize this mighty swiss vehicle sitting outside in Overloon.! Smile


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