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  • HL.Spoelstra@inter.NL.net
    ... Onderwerp: Sherman Tank the Colorado Van: glen nevala Datum: Zo, 7 maart, 2010 1:01 am Aan:
    Message 1 of 7 , Mar 7, 2010
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      Onderwerp: Sherman Tank the "Colorado"
      Van: "glen nevala" <gnevala@...>
      Datum: Zo, 7 maart, 2010 1:01 am
      Aan: HL.Spoelstra@...
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      My grandfaher was in WW 2 with the Marnines. He was a tank driver in the
      Battle of Tarawa and Siapan. They have been searching for their tank
      called the "Colorado". Do you know if this tank could be setting in a
      museum or is there any records of this tank? It would mean the world to
      them to see their tank they drove!

      Glen Nevala
    • Michael Canaday
      Mr. Nevala, There are a lot of pictures of Colorado on Tarawa. There is a very good website about C Company, 1st Tanks, which describes all of the known named
      Message 2 of 7 , Mar 7, 2010
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        Mr. Nevala,

        There are a lot of pictures of Colorado on Tarawa. There is a very good
        website about C Company, 1st Tanks, which describes all of the known named
        tanks. Colorado happens to be a celebrity as she was one of the few that
        survived the battle. Here is the link for the company:

        http://www.tarawaontheweb.org/ctankbatt.htm

        and for Colorado:

        http://www.tarawaontheweb.org/colorado.htm

        I do not think the tank survived the war. There is one tank still on Tarawa,
        I think it is Cobra.

        Mike Canaday


        On Sun, Mar 7, 2010 at 1:14 PM, <HL.Spoelstra@...> wrote:

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        > Onderwerp: Sherman Tank the "Colorado"
        > Van: "glen nevala" <gnevala@... <gnevala%40yahoo.com>>
        > Datum: Zo, 7 maart, 2010 1:01 am
        > Aan: HL.Spoelstra@... <HL.Spoelstra%40inter.NL.net>
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        > My grandfaher was in WW 2 with the Marnines. He was a tank driver in the
        > Battle of Tarawa and Siapan. They have been searching for their tank
        > called the "Colorado". Do you know if this tank could be setting in a
        > museum or is there any records of this tank? It would mean the world to
        > them to see their tank they drove!
        >
        > Glen Nevala
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      • Russ Morgan
        Glen, I live in Colorado and so remember seeing some Signal Corp. photos of the Sherman named Colorado so you can at least find some pictures if you search
        Message 3 of 7 , Mar 7, 2010
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          Glen, I live in Colorado and so remember seeing some Signal Corp. photos of
          the Sherman named "Colorado" so you can at least find some pictures if you
          search hard enough. Good luck in the search......if by chance one of the
          crew were from Colorado and want to come up and crawl in a Sherman..come
          visit me.. Have fun Russ Morgan Loveland Colorado



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          Onderwerp: Sherman Tank the "Colorado"
          Van: "glen nevala" <gnevala@... <mailto:gnevala%40yahoo.com> >
          Datum: Zo, 7 maart, 2010 1:01 am
          Aan: HL.Spoelstra@... <mailto:HL.Spoelstra%40inter.NL.net>
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          My grandfaher was in WW 2 with the Marnines. He was a tank driver in the
          Battle of Tarawa and Siapan. They have been searching for their tank
          called the "Colorado". Do you know if this tank could be setting in a
          museum or is there any records of this tank? It would mean the world to
          them to see their tank they drove!

          Glen Nevala





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        • Joe DeMarco
          Glen, it would appear that Colorado has not survived the years. Certainly, the Marines don t have it in any of their Museums. There are one or two period pix
          Message 4 of 7 , Mar 8, 2010
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            Glen, it would appear that "Colorado" has not survived the years. Certainly,
            the Marines don't have it in any of their Museums. There are one or two
            period pix of it taken on Tarawa. In his caption for one of the photos, the
            author Steve Zaloga states that "Colorado was nearly knocked out by Japanese
            infantry using Molotov cocktails, but survived & provided invaluable fire
            support during the fighting."
            FWIW, Colorado was an M4A2 Sherman built by Fisher Body in Spring, 1943.
            Probably not more than a dozen such tanks have survived throughout the world
            ( can think of only one in the US), & I'm almost positive that there is no
            chance that any of them would be Colorado.
            I think one of the C Company tanks that didn't make it to shore still lies
            half buried on the beach at Tarawa. That would be a REALLY long trip, but
            would probably be the nearest thing your family could get to visiting the
            actual tank your grandfather drove.
            BTW, Dragon Models Ltd. offers a 1/35 scale model which features Colorado as
            the cover painting.
            Did you grandfather take any photographs? Tell any stories?

            Joe


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            > Onderwerp: Sherman Tank the "Colorado"
            > Van: "glen nevala" <gnevala@...>
            > Datum: Zo, 7 maart, 2010 1:01 am
            > Aan: HL.Spoelstra@...
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            > My grandfaher was in WW 2 with the Marnines. He was a tank driver in the
            > Battle of Tarawa and Siapan. They have been searching for their tank
            > called the "Colorado". Do you know if this tank could be setting in a
            > museum or is there any records of this tank? It would mean the world to
            > them to see their tank they drove!
            >
            > Glen Nevala
          • Hanno Spoelstra
            ... Battle of Tarawa and Siapan. They have been searching for their tank called the Colorado . Do you know if this tank could be setting in a museum or is
            Message 5 of 7 , Jan 13, 2011
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              >Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2010 16:01:24 -0800 (PST)
              >From: glen nevala <gnevala@...>
              >Subject: Sherman Tank the "Colorado"
              >To: HL.Spoelstra@...
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              >My grandfaher was in WW 2 with the Marnines. He was a tank driver in the
              Battle of Tarawa and Siapan. They have been searching for their tank called
              the "Colorado". Do you know if this tank could be setting in a museum or is
              there any records of this tank? It would mean the world to them to see their
              tank they drove!
              >
              >Glen Nevala
            • oscgil@aol.com
              The USMC searched for the tank COLORADO as a historical artifact. It with others was refurbished and some were used by 2nd Separate Tank Company in the
              Message 6 of 7 , Jan 13, 2011
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                The USMC searched for the tank COLORADO as a historical artifact. It with others was refurbished and some were used by 2nd Separate Tank Company in the Marshalls. At war's end it, with many other surplus vehicles, was dumped at sea, precise location unknown. I have had communications with Ed Bale about this subject.
                 
                Ed Gilbert 



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                From: Hanno Spoelstra <HL.Spoelstra@...>
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                >Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2010 16:01:24 -0800 (PST) >From: glen nevala <gnevala@...> >Subject: Sherman Tank the "Colorado" >To: HL.Spoelstra@... > >My grandfaher was in WW 2 with the Marnines. He was a tank driver in the
                Battle of Tarawa and Siapan. They have been searching for their tank called the "Colorado". Do you know if this tank could be setting in a museum or is there any records of this tank? It would mean the world to them to see their tank they drove!
                > >Glen Nevala
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              • Hanno Spoelstra
                Ed, Thank you for your message! I will forward it to Glen Nevala. Regards, Hanno ... others was refurbished and some were used by 2nd Separate Tank Company in
                Message 7 of 7 , Jan 13, 2011
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                  Ed,

                  Thank you for your message! I will forward it to Glen Nevala.

                  Regards,
                  Hanno

                  At 09:36 13-1-2011 -0500, you wrote:
                  >The USMC searched for the tank COLORADO as a historical artifact. It with
                  others was refurbished and some were used by 2nd Separate Tank Company in
                  the Marshalls. At war's end it, with many other surplus vehicles, was dumped
                  at sea, precise location unknown. I have had communications with Ed Bale
                  about this subject.
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                  >Ed Gilbert
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                  >Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2010 16:01:24 -0800 (PST)
                  >From: glen nevala <gnevala@...>
                  >Subject: Sherman Tank the "Colorado"
                  >To: HL.Spoelstra@...
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                  >My grandfaher was in WW 2 with the Marnines. He was a tank driver in the
                  >attle of Tarawa and Siapan. They have been searching for their tank called
                  >he "Colorado". Do you know if this tank could be setting in a museum or is
                  >here any records of this tank? It would mean the world to them to see their
                  >ank they drove!
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                  >Glen Nevala
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                  ><div>The USMC searched for the tank COLORADO as a historical artifact. It
                  with others was refurbished and some were used by 2nd Separate Tank Company
                  in the Marshalls. At war's end it, with many other surplus vehicles, was
                  dumped at sea, precise location unknown. I have had communications with Ed
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                  >From: Hanno Spoelstra <HL.Spoelstra@...><br>
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                  >>Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2010 16:01:24 -0800 (PST)
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                  >>My grandfaher was in WW 2 with the Marnines. He was a tank driver in the
                  >Battle of Tarawa and Siapan. They have been searching for their tank called
                  >the "Colorado". Do you know if this tank could be setting in a museum or is
                  >there any records of this tank? It would mean the world to them to see their
                  >tank they drove!
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                  >>Glen Nevala
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