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      Regiment: 23 Hussars

      Serial No.: D.32.

      Name: Bucephalus

      Mark: -

      W.D. No.: 334983

      Date: 30 March 1945

      Photo No.: 35

      Figure Nos.: 30, 32, 33
      11th Armoured Division, Tank Casualties, 1945

      Range: 100 yards

      Cause of Damage: A.P. (75 mm.) penetrations.

      Fire Damage: Confined

      Other tanks involved in same incident:

      Circumstances: Static, firing at German half-track vehicles, was stalked by a German S.P. which fired from about 100 yards in front of the tank. Turret at 8 o'clock.

      Position of Hit: a) penetration through top right hand corner of the Driver's compartment; b ) penetration 75 mm. diameter through the lower front glacis plate, just internal to left hand towing hook; c) and d) penetrations about 75 mm. in diameter through the back of the turret.

      Course & Effect of Projectiles: Shot a) removed hinge of Driver's hatch, went back through the side stowage bin and caused the crew to bale out. The exact paths of shots b ), c) and d) were not traced. Fire in turret and front compartments. Not Known whether engine involved or not.

      Remarks: Tank seen but it was not possible to examine it fully owing to failing light.

      Fate of Crew: Unhurt.
      Driver: Superficial wound left wrist. RTD in 5/52. Category A.1.
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