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Re: [G104] "Sherman" discovered in Prut River

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  • Graham Southam
    ... From: Thomas Antonsen To: Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2000 9:24 PM Subject: Re: [G104] Sherman discovered in
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      From: Thomas Antonsen <thomas_ant@...>
      To: <G104@egroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2000 9:24 PM
      Subject: Re: [G104] "Sherman" discovered in Prut River


      > My recollection of late WWII history is not perfect, but the Russians got
      > the Shermans via Lend-Lease, and Russian forces invaded Rumania?
      >
      > Regards Thomas Antonsen
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      > >From: HL.Spoelstra@...
      > >Reply-To: G104@egroups.com
      > >To: G104@egroups.com
      > >Subject: [G104] "Sherman" discovered in Prut River
      > >Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2000 09:18:06 -0000
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      > >Who can help to answer LTC Foster's question: how could a Sherman come
      > >to be in the Prut River, which forms the border between Moldova and
      > >Romania?
      > >
      > >Thanks in advance,
      > >Hanno Spoelstra
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      > >Sir -
      > >
      > >It has been recently reported that a "Sherman" has been discovered in
      > >the Prut River, which forms the border between Moldova and Romania.
      > >The reports are unclear as to whether this is an actual tank or a
      > >variant; it is also unconfirmed that the "tank" is actually a
      > >Sherman. At this point, I am not sure where along the Prut this
      > >discovery was made; it is a very long river.
      > >
      > >Can you speculate as to how a Sherman could come to be in that river?
      > >My recent search through your EXCELLENT web site was not successful in
      > >shedding light on the possibilities.
      > >
      > >Thank you.
      > >
      > >LTC John Foster
      > >US Army
      > >*~Probably a Russian Sherman M4A2 .In his excellent book Commanding the
      Red Armys Shermans, Dimitriy Loza states that his unit went into romania and
      through the country to Hungary and onto the Austrian capital with his
      beloved Shermans.
      I dont have the book at hand but from memory the fighting in Romania was a
      large part of the text.
      Hope this helps
      Graham Southam
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