I recive numerous emails re <
Re: [G104] RE: tanks in 1953 movie “War of the Worlds”> Etc.Have you any idea why ? I did once search Ebay to find out if a Sherman tank track puller was worth anything. I do have a thread on PPrUNE about R.A.F pilots.(google cliffnemo) but nothing to do with tanks.
Any ideas ? Cliff.
--- On Sat, 27/11/10, Paul Bowers <pbowers@...> wrote:
From: Paul Bowers <pbowers@...>
Subject: Re: [G104] RE: tanks in 1953 movie “War of the Worlds”
Date: Saturday, 27 November, 2010, 8:30
Maybe you guys know what the tracked vehicles featured in 'Seven Days of
May' were. They were in the escape scene where one bashed over a sand
berm. They had a .50 cal on the back.
On 10-11-27 12:32 AM, Hanno Spoelstra wrote:
> Thanks Tom,
> Sounds like an interesting research project. I have copied this e-mail to
> the G104 mailing list, so those in the know can chime in.
> PS: I never knew War of the Worlds was produced by a part-time crazy Dutchman
> At 23:54 26-11-2010 -0500, Tom Zmudzinski wrote:
>> I'm researching the tanks seen in the 1953 movie "War of the Worlds". Two
> (at least) M4A1(76)W "Sherman" tanks were photographed. By freeze-framing
> (and a LOT of post-processing), I've been able to determine that the
> registration number of one of the tanks is probably "USA 3026777", but I
> haven't been able to confirm it or get the registration number of the other
>> Muddying the waters, George Pal (the producer and part-time crazy Dutchman)
> gave misleading information in his interviews about WOTW. Pal said that the
> tanks and "Marines" were from the Arizona National Guard. I contacted the
> head of the ANG museum, Joseph Abodeely, who told me that the ANG never has
> had any armor and suggested that Pal may have confused the ANG with the AZ
> Army Reserve (which had tanks in '53).
>> So far I haven't been able to locate anyone who has access to an applicable
> ordinance inventory for the Army Reserve circa 1953.
>> Tom Zmudzinski
>> Once a child of the Fifties,
>> Now a man in his sixties
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