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      11th Armoured Division, Tank Casualties, 1945

      3 Royal Tank Regiment

      Serial No.: D.17.

      Mark: -

      W.D. No.: 335031

      Date: 4 April 1945

      Photo No.: 38

      Figure Nos.: 30, 32
      11th Armoured Division, Tank Casualties, 1945

      Range: Not Known

      Cause of Damage: H.C. penetration

      Fire Damage: Confined fire.

      Other tanks involved in same incident:

      Circumstances: Near WESER Crossing. Stationary when hit. Turret at 12 o'clock.

      Position of Hit: Penetration 45 mm. external diameter low down on right hand side of turret just above turret ring. Hole jagged and irregular expanding to 90 mm. diameter internally.

      Course & Effect of Projectiles: Local damage round penetration. Fire confined to turret.

      Remarks: Tank seen.

      Fate of Crew:
      Co-Driver: Unhurt
      Driver: Unhurt. Wounded outside while sheltering in a ditch after baling out.
      Commander: Wounded left buttock (T and T). Wound right calf. RTD 20/52. Category A.
      Gunner: Flesh wound neck and right arm. X-rays show ten F.B's 0 - 5- mg below angle of jaw. RTD 6/52. Category A.1.
      Operator: Killed
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