Hello Joe pleasure meeting you & thanks for your
Regarding Serial No.T152523, all I can say is that
is what's quoted from volume II pg. 78 of Marek Wronski's book titled
Waleczne Skorpiony, Barwa Pulku 4 Pancernego ,,Skorpion''. A notation states
that the serial number was confirmed through correspondence with H. L. Spoelstra
(sounds familiar) of the Sherman Register in December 1990.
Unfortunately my uncle did not record the serial number nor
talked much about the monument's construction. All I ever heard was that he was
directly involved and welded the treads together for the cross and from what I
remember of him he was very much a hands on guy & a clever craftsman.
Through some translating of Marek Wronski's book I have a learned a little more
surrounding the logistics of it's construction. Yes I did visit the monument in
May 2010, the first family member to visit in 64 years, it was a moving
experience and somewhat haunting. At the time serial numbers were not on my mind
but next time I'll be sure to look closer.
Yes my uncle did have one photo of the construction (see
attachment) and many of the ceremonies. I've yet to learn the names of the
individuals in the picture though I believe the man on the right (face hidden)
might be him, or he took the photo. Have also included the deficiency report
with what I think are the painted on War Department numbers, you may recognize
one or two! Hope you enjoy and curious what you make of it, seems they were
still on a learning curve. Forgot to mention my uncle's name was Michal
Krzywoszanski, he held the rank of Lance Sergeant.