Re: [G104] Israeli Sherman in Alberta?
- At 11:48 18-10-2003 -0400, Joseph DeMarco wrote:
>>There's an old(er) article in an issue of AFV News detailing a fellow inAlberta
>>who pruchased an Israeli Sherman out of the States a few years back.Alberta.
>>Maybe this was donated to the Legion? Just a guess.
>I was thinking the same thing.
>It's odd that one would end up in front of a local Legion Hall in Olds,
>On the Sherman Register "Table of known serial numbers," there is a listingfor:
>S/N 18204 M4A4 Chrysler M50 Mk.II IDF# 157605 [or] 157609,
>private owner, Alberta, CDN
There are two M50's in Alberta, Canada.
"No.1" is owned by Ron Schumacher - read more about its serials here:
Re. "no.2", the late Bart Vanderveen once sent me a newspaper clipping about
the M50 at Olds, Alberta. A veterans organisation bought the Israeli Sherman
from a US HMV dealer. They knew it was a post-war conversion, but being
based on an M4A4, it could have been used by a Canadian unit. They liked the
idea that a Canadian Sherman could have soldiered on for so many years after
Hope this helps,