71st Armored Field Artillery Battalion WWII

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M4 Tank

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The 71st Armored Field Artillery had (3) M4 tanks used for forward observation. They were  M4 Sherman -Mid Production tanks, cast front - welded sides, with a Continental R975 C1; 9 cylinder, 4 cycle, radial gasoline engine and a 75mm cannon. Below are some good links for more on the M4.

THE SHERMAN TANK SITE    http://www.theshermantank.com/sherman/the-crew-and-their-stations-the-human-part-of-the-tank/

Sherman Minutia Website http://the.shadock.free.fr/sherman_minutia/index.html

M4 Sherman Tank - The main American tank in World War 2 http://www.2worldwar2.com/sherman.htm

Medium Tank, M4 / M4 (Sherman) http://www.militaryfactory.com/armor/detail.asp?armor_id=40

M4 Sherman Tank http://www.strijdbewijs.nl/tanks/sherman/eng.htm

American Fighting Vehicle Database    http://afvdb.50megs.com/usa/m4sherman.html

M4    Wikipedia    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M4_Sherman

Last Updated on Monday, 05 September 2016 12:53  


Sgt.Wallace Weeks
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James N. Sorensen 70
McKinleyville, CA.
(Son of Lt. Neil Sorensen)
8/07/44  -  7/29/15
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Paul H. McWain 95
Huntington Woods, Michigan
(Former Lt. in the 71st)
1919  - 12/21/14
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Everett Hammock Wilcox  95
Crystal River, Florida
(Former Capt. in the 71st)
6/27/1918 - 4/14/2014