Sherman tanks in use by s.Pz.Abt 508

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Sherman tanks in use by s.Pz.Abt 508

imw
Joined: February 6th, 2006, 11:01 pm

June 11th, 2017, 10:36 am #1

Guys,

Would anyone know how many Sherman tanks were captured by s.Pz.Abt 508 and how many were used as recovery tanks by the Abteilung in 1944.

Cheers Mike
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 7:41 pm

June 11th, 2017, 9:49 pm #2

captured 22 Shermans from an American unit it engaged (the inexperienced crews abandoned the tanks), stripped them of all usable stuff (food, etc.) and used some of them as tractors. They had to destroy a number of the Shermans because they didn't have the crews to man all of them. The Germans liked the Sherman's mechanical reliability and considered it an excellent support vehicle and tractor.
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imw
Joined: February 6th, 2006, 11:01 pm

June 12th, 2017, 5:58 am #3

Bruce,

Thanks for the info, was this during the Anzio battles/

Cheers Mike
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 7:41 pm

June 12th, 2017, 6:33 pm #4

Yes, it was during the Anzio campaign.....
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imw
Joined: February 6th, 2006, 11:01 pm

June 12th, 2017, 7:57 pm #5

Bruce,

Big thanks mate.

Cheers Mike
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Joined: August 3rd, 2005, 6:52 pm

June 13th, 2017, 12:20 am #6

captured 22 Shermans from an American unit it engaged (the inexperienced crews abandoned the tanks), stripped them of all usable stuff (food, etc.) and used some of them as tractors. They had to destroy a number of the Shermans because they didn't have the crews to man all of them. The Germans liked the Sherman's mechanical reliability and considered it an excellent support vehicle and tractor.
Any reports on that?
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