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Discussion in 'Vehicle Names and Census Numbers' started by Michel Sabarly, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. Names, tank types and a very few Census Numbers mainly from this film, dated 18 April 1944:
    BEVRIJDING VELUWE, 18 apr 1945

    'ALGONQUIN III' Sherman V
    'ALGONQUIN III' Sherman V.jpg
     
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  2. 'ASPEN' Sherman V 2 Tp C Sqn Txx1779
    'ASPEN' Sherman V 2Tp C Sqn Txx1779 - 1.jpg
    'ASPEN' Sherman V 2Tp C Sqn Txx1779 - 2.jpg
    'ASPEN' Sherman V 2Tp C Sqn Txx1779 - 3.jpg

    In Schoutenstraat, Barneveld NL, ca.17-30 Apr 45. Dutch caption says "On the right the Venema hair salon", which looks like a pleasant enough shop (as long as their keep their 'V'...):
    'ASPEN' Sherman V 2Tp C Sqn - Schoutenstraat, Barneveld NL, ca.17-30 Apr 45 - GB00406.jpg
    Source: Archieval - Detail
     
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  3. 'BADER' Sherman V 4 Tp B Sqn
    'BADER' Sherman V 4Tp B Sqn.jpg
     
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  4. 'CHILLIWACK III' Sherman V 3 Tp C Sqn (also on the left on photo of 'BADER' in previous post)
    'CHILLIWACK III' Sherman V - 1.jpg
    'CHILLIWACK III' Sherman V - 2.jpg
     
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  6. 'CHINOOK' Sherman Vc
    'CHINOOK' Sherman Vc.jpg
     
  7. 'CONDOR III' Sherman Ic Hybrid
    'CONDOR III' Sherman Ic Hybrid - 1.jpg
    'CONDOR III' Sherman Ic Hybrid - 2.jpg
    'CONDOR III' Sherman Ic Hybrid - 3.jpg
     
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  8. 'CORK II' Sherman Ic Hybrid (Chrysler) 2 Tp C Sqn
    'CORK II' Sherman Ic Hybrid (Chrysler) 2Tp C Sqn - 1.jpg
    'CORK II' Sherman Ic Hybrid (Chrysler) 2Tp C Sqn - 2.jpg
     
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  9. 'CRETE' Sherman Ic 2Tp C Sqn
    From the angle and shape of the driver's hatch I think this is a regular Ic, i.e. not a Ic Hybrid
    'CRETE' Sherman Ic 2Tp C Sqn - 1.jpg
    'CRETE' Sherman Ic 2Tp C Sqn - 2.jpg
    'CRETE' Sherman Ic 2Tp C Sqn - 3.jpg
     
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  10. 'CONNOLLY III' Sherman Ib
    'CONNOLLY III' Sherman Ib - 1.jpg
    'CONNOLLY III' Sherman Ib - 2.jpg
    'CONNOLLY III' Sherman Ib, CONACHER on left.jpg
     
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  11. Right after 'CONNOLLY III' comes another Sherman Ib: 'CONACHER'
    'CONACHER' Sherman Ib - 2.jpg
     
  12. and finally 'SPOTTER III' Stuart VI T247620
    'SPOTTER III' Stuart VI T247620 - 1.jpg
    'SPOTTER III' Stuart VI T247620 - 2.jpg
     
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  13. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    Great thread. Many of those tank names only make sense if you're Canadian.

    i.e. CHINOOK

    Originally the name of the Indian tribe in what is now southern Alberta, it is also a town name but more famously refers to the 'ice-eater' winds which is a dry, warm, down-slope wind that occurs in the lee side of the Rocky Mountains.
     
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  14. 'ALDER II' Sherman Ic (probably Hybrid)
    Dutch caption says "Gerrit de Graaff on the tank 'ALDER II', Valkseweg, Barneveld NL, ca.17-30 Apr 45":
    'ALDER II' Sherman Ic - Valkseweg, Barneveld NL, ca.17-30 Apr 45 - GB00392.jpg
    Source: Archieval - Detail
     
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  16. 'CANADA' Sherman V 4Tp C Sqn
    Opposite café Zonderman, Zijldijk, Loppersum, NL May 45
    'CANADA' Sherman V 4Tp C Sqn - Zijldijk, Loppersum, NL May 45.jpg
     
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  17. Seroster

    Seroster Canadian researcher

    I think that the unit's history book may have actually contained a list of tank names used in the Regiment - maybe those at the end of the war. But it's one thing to read a list and another to see the actual tanks!
     
  18. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Great thread with amazing captures.
     
  19. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    A good read (in Dutch) on the operations of 1st Cdn Corps in this part of Holland (aka Veluwe) is:

    md22446681762.jpg

    Bevrijdingsatlas Veluwe. [Schaffelaarreeks nr. 16] by
    Weerd, Evert van der, Peter A. Veldheer, Gerjan Crebolder,

    It contains a lot of photographs and many detailed maps. Divisional units concerned were 49 British Division (Polar Bear), 1st Cdn Infantry Division and 5th Cdn Armoured Div and 1st Cdn Armoured Bde.
     
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  20. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    7.jpg

    No name I'm afraid, but this photo was with some bits from Trooper Bancur of LSH
     
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