A few question if I may: -How was a tank crew assigned to a tank, were they just told which one, or was there some other process? -Once a crew was assigned, did they tend to stay together, or would they be moved around, commanders come and go, etc. -Did a crew stay with the same tank, or did this often change? -If a tank was hit and there were casulties, what happened to the surviving crew members? Was there always another tank for them to work in, or could they be waiting until a full crew could be made up? Im trying to get an idea of how close a crew would be to each other. My interest in this is because I believe that my Grandfathers tank was hit, and he was the only one to get out alive. Im trying to understand what effect this must of had on him. Obviously, if crews had been together for a while, and a 'family' bond had developed, this must have been very difficult for those that survived. I understand that my Grandfather at some point suffered from combat stress (hence another topic I started, I would link it, but dont know how!). Does anyone know if there was an unofficial (or official) policy of giving anyone who lost the rest of their crew some 'time-out', away from the action?