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      Regiment: 23 Hussars

      Serial No.: D.31.

      Mark: -

      W.D. No.: 335126

      Date: 30 March 1945

      Photo No.: 35

      Figure Nos.: 30, 35
      11th Armoured Division, Tank Casualties, 1945

      Range: 500 - 800 yards

      Cause of Damage: A.P. (88 mm.) penetrations.

      Fire Damage: Confined fire.

      Other tanks involved in same incident:

      Circumstances: Leading tank. Static in a wood, saw a German gun 100 yards away. They fired simultaneously, and both missed. Was then hit by another gun firing from the right flank.

      Position of Hit: a) penetration 85 mm. diameter through centre of right hand side wall of the turret; b ) 98 mm. diameter through turret wall below and behind a), just above the turret ring.

      Course & Effect of Projectiles: Shot a) hit and damaged the main gun behind the rear end of the Besa. Shot b ) went through the turret ring and floor of the rear turret bulge and bounced up and hit the roof behind the A.R.V.C. Fire confined to the turret.

      Remarks: Tank seen.

      Fate of Crew:
      Driver & Co-Driver: Unhurt.
      Commander: Killed
      Gunner: Died of Wounds. Hit in face and chest.
      Operator: Died of Wounds. Hit in abdomen.
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