Discussion in 'REME/RAOC' started by Ped61, Jun 7, 2019.
Tank recovery Anzio.
Looking forward to see more of them ..Hey that’s a big bonus, I have lots of photos from my late Uncle Franks time in Service but precious few have any dates and places.. but I do have his service records so that’s a project all in it’s own.
Excellent pictures, thanks a lot for sharing!
The M19 Tank Transporter, especially its M9 Trailer, was "a bit" overloaded with the Ferdinand.
I also have my Grandfathers service records but at a loss trying to find what war diaries to try and get.
Service Records: James Goodall Mcleod R.E.M.E 3252255.
Needs be lol.
I haven't seen any other pics of a Ferdinand being transported.
Poor old M20 BSA ! Do you mind if I share it on the WD motorcycle forum ?
Yeh that would be ok.
Good to know what model of bike it was.
Just caught-up with this thread – great testament to your Grandfather’s service Peter - thanks for sharing.
A couple of ids for you:
I think that this is actually a Tractor, Heavy, M1.
The ‘Battered German Tank’ is actually an American M10 tank-destroyer. The other tank is a Sherman.
This is a Tiger E with an added radio set for controlling "Borgward" unmanned bombs.
It belonged to the 3 company of s.Pz.Abt. 508.
There are quite a few photos of it.
I had a tentative location for the tank and your photo confirms it. It's at 41°39'59.04"N 12°53'4.02"E
I got it from these books. I got them copied at Kew Gardens by one of the guys already recommended to you. Would be happy to share.
That would be Brilliant.
Looks like an American Tank.
R.E.M.E approaching leaving Salerno for Anzio
The start of the Anzio landings.
I am sure it is this Tiger which is north of Rome so not quite 'Anzio'.
That's interesting. How do you get "north of Rome" ?
I just copied the captions and did not check the location. At present I have the map reference points for some 30+ Normandy Tiger tank wrecks in August 1944 that need to be checked/identified so am otherwise occupied. Regardless of location I was absolutely certain this was the same Tiger the second I saw it and more or less said so in my original post:
Only the conflicting locations made me hesitate to be definitive.
If its Normandy I am confident in my claims. Everywhere else check me out.
There aren't any mountains that close to Anzio.
M 10 tank destroyer , self-propelled anti-tank gun . Not a tank.
Oh, I agree, it's that same Tiger. I said so in my first post.
But I had found a precise location for it - which I posted. It's south of Rome. If I'm wrong I'd like to know.
I rarely trust captions from books etc. I've found too many errors in them.
I'd say they were leaving SALERNO to go to Anzio.
Have a look at this.
Party vista mare: Salerno – Vintage vista mare snapshots
I'd say that was Castello di Arechi on the heights above the city.
Well done it is Salerno will have to delete post then change the text.
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