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      11th Armoured Division, Tank Casualties, 1945

      3 Royal Tank Regiment

      Serial No.: D.18.

      Mark: -

      W.D. No.: 335012

      Date: 1 April 1945

      Photo No.: 39

      Figure No.: 33
      11th Armoured Division, Tank Casualties, 1945

      Range: 10 - 15 yards

      Cause of Damage: H.C. penetration

      Fire Damage: None.

      Other tanks involved in same incident:

      Circumstances: Second tank in line, going slowly up narrow track with high banks. Fired at from right flank. Turret at 12 o'clock.

      Position of Hit: Penetration 50 mm. diameter through turret roof, level with front of Operator's hatch, between hatch and edge of turret.

      Course & Effect of Projectiles: No major internal damage.

      Remarks: Tank sealed when seen. Detailed internal examination not possible but inside appeared relatively undamaged.

      Fate of Crew:
      Driver & Co-Driver: Unhurt
      Commander: Wounded. Superficial tangential wound right wrist. RTD 4/52. Category A.1.
      Gunner: Wounded. T and T left hand. Fracture 1 and 2 M'carpals. Flesh wound right thigh. X-ray shows one 100 - 250 mg. F.B. in muscle above knee. RTD 4/52. Category A.1.
      Operator: Killed.
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