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      Regiment: 15/19 King's Royal Hussars

      Serial No.: D.9.

      Mark: -

      W.D. No.: 335175

      Date: 14 April 1945

      Photo No.: 37

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

      Range: Not Known

      Cause of Damage: H.C. penetration and scoop.

      Fire Damage: None

      Other tanks involved in same incident:

      Circumstances: Reversing slowly in wood. North bank of ALLER. Turret about 12 o'clock.

      Position of Hit: a) scoop on gun mantlet, on the Operator's side; b ) penetration about 60 mm. diameter through the right side of turret, near roof an at front end.

      Course & Effect of Projectiles: No fire except Operator's clothes.

      Remarks: Tank seen, but detailed internal examination could not be made as it was sealed. Information from Squadron Leader.

      Fate of Crew:
      Commander, Gunner & Driver: Got out apparently unhurt and were killed outside by sniping.
      Co-Driver: Got out unhurt, and was wounded outside by sniping.
      Operator: Killed in tank. Severe head wounds.
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