Re: [G104] Ordnance Serial Number of Lt. Bialecki's Sherman.
- Hello Joe pleasure meeting you & thanks for your interest.Regarding Serial No.T152523, all I can say is that is what's quoted from volume II pg. 78 of Marek Wronski's book titled Waleczne Skorpiony, Barwa Pulku 4 Pancernego ,,Skorpion''. A notation states that the serial number was confirmed through correspondence with H. L. Spoelstra (sounds familiar) of the Sherman Register in December 1990.Unfortunately my uncle did not record the serial number nor talked much about the monument's construction. All I ever heard was that he was directly involved and welded the treads together for the cross and from what I remember of him he was very much a hands on guy & a clever craftsman. Through some translating of Marek Wronski's book I have a learned a little more surrounding the logistics of it's construction. Yes I did visit the monument in May 2010, the first family member to visit in 64 years, it was a moving experience and somewhat haunting. At the time serial numbers were not on my mind but next time I'll be sure to look closer.Yes my uncle did have one photo of the construction (see attachment) and many of the ceremonies. I've yet to learn the names of the individuals in the picture though I believe the man on the right (face hidden) might be him, or he took the photo. Have also included the deficiency report with what I think are the painted on War Department numbers, you may recognize one or two! Hope you enjoy and curious what you make of it, seems they were still on a learning curve. Forgot to mention my uncle's name was Michal Krzywoszanski, he held the rank of Lance Sergeant.RegardsChris..........
- 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.