Re: [G104] New member...hello!
- Chris,Welcome!In regards to your quest, I have the operators manual for the M2A4 75 and should be able to answer a number of maintenance questions, at least from the textbook angle. As for engines, all M4A2s had the same engine, a pair of GMC diesels hooked to a common drive shaft.PaulPaul Roberts
From: wroblew705 <wroblew@...>
Sent: Fri, July 29, 2011 6:48:07 PM
Subject: [G104] New member...hello!
Hello my name is Chris I have just joined the group as a means to further research my great uncle who was a Sherman tank mechanic in the Polish 4th Skorpion Armoured Regiment. He was in the LADC of No. 3 Squadron and was at Monte Cassino in May 1944. He returned to Monte Cassino in May 1946 and helped erect the unit's memorial & cross on the hull of Lt. Bialecki's Sherman T145501 Serial No. T152523. I've questions regarding s/n, engine types in the M4A2, maintenance & the difficulties of field service etc. Also looking for images of Shermans under repair, regiment & it's personnel & maybe make contact and share memories with anyone having had a relative in the Skorpions. I've many books on the regiment and keen to learn more.
Looking forward to making your acquaintance.
- Hey Kevin
Unfortunatly I've nothing also in my sources regarding T143571. Thanks for that on Ondra.
> I noted Joe's comment about the "incorrect" serial T143571 of 4th Skorpion so I did a bit of back tracking and found where it came from.
> The detail of the number and other names was sent to me by Paul Middleton on 8/4/2007. The Sherman III is listed as being from 1st Sqn, Egypt 1943 and all the names and numbers are supposed to be from photos according to his spreadsheet.
> As Joe correctly states the number should belong to a Universal Carrier so it could have been a typo from Paul that I just cpoied and did not check. If it is from a photo then that could open a whole can of worms, the number could have been re-applied incorrectly for example.