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Tankers: 1942

Tankers: 1942

June 1942. An M-4 tank crew training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer, Office of War Information.

 

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The gasoline powered Sherman models were called Ronsons ("lights first time, every time") by their crews as they had a tendency to easily catch fire - usually when hit with a Japanese 37mm armor piercing incendiary round or a German 88 round.

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