Sherman Tank on Culebra Island off Puerto Rico

Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by dryan67, Jan 29, 2019.

  1. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    AD9F2A8B-A06E-4E21-9B25-16A05017AB6C.jpeg 5752ED13-A774-4D81-B3B4-41C3FC9D5D0C.jpeg My daughter took these shots today at Flamingo Beach on Culebra Island off Puerto Rico. Training vehicle from WWII?
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  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Range wreck possible, but most likely dumped by the USN postwar.

    Nice shots!
  3. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    I think they may have been training vehicles for the Korean War. My brother-in-law served on Marine armor in Korea. He told us that he trained on Vieques Island, which is near Culebra Island. In fact at the time the movie Battlecry with Van Heflin and Aldo Ray was being filmed there. They used footage of his tanks that was used in the movie. He still remembered that his tank was C-4. We even held a Battlecry party at our house and screened the footage from the film, all 10 seconds!
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  4. ceolredmonger

    ceolredmonger Member

    There was a Naval base and extensive firing range at Cuebra, sea to shore in parts, c.1941 -1975. These ex US Marine M4A3 105's used as targets were not considered worth extracting. There is debate as to whether they were moved to the beach to make them less accessible then or just left in-situ.
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  5. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Thanks for the confirming details. It is interesting how my daughter came across this and reestablished this family memory.
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