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      2nd Armoured Battalion Grenadier Guards, GAD, Tank Casualties, 1945

      2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards

      Serial No.: A.5.

      Tank: Sherman

      Mark: V

      W.D. No.: 232220

      Date: 3 Apr 1945

      Photo No.: 1

      Figure Nos.: 8, 9, 10
      2nd Armoured Battalion Grenadier Guards, GAD, Tank Casualties, 1945

      Range: A.P. 500 yards; H.C. N.K.

      Cause of Damage: A.P. (75mm S.P. gun) penetration. H.C. penetration.

      Fire Damage: None

      Other tanks involved in same incident:

      Circumstances: Early morning at Gildenhaus. Tank stationary. Same incident as A.6 and B.9. Firing at S.P. gun when hit by another S.P. gun. Turret stated to have been at 10 o’clock, found at 6 o’clock, but could be freely rotated.

      Position of Hit: a) A.P. penetration about 75 x 80 mm. diameter in left side of turret; b ) H.C. penetration about 25 mm. diameter in front of hull into front end of left sponson.

      Course & Effect of Projectiles: Shot a) damaged deflector guard and made a dent in inner surface of right wall of wireless bulge. Wireless burnt. This shot knocked off some track plates which were welded onto turret for protection. Minor fire, confined to wireless and fittings around; b ) appeared to have done minor internal damage. It occurred after the crew had baled out after shot a).

      Remarks: Tank seen. Information from Tank Commander and Gunner.

      Fate of Crew:
      Driver and Co-Driver: Unhurt.
      Gunner: Trivial wounds. Evacuated because of exposure, counted Unhurt.
      Operator: Wounded; a) T and T flesh wound left knee and thigh, entry upper and outer side left knee, it on outer side, mid-thigh; b ) flesh wound left forearm. RTD 5/52. Category A.
      Commander: Wounded. Minor flesh wound back. RTD 2/52. Category A.
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