Time To Saddle Up
rows of C-47 aircraft wait for their loads
"A Company Command Post, 29 June '44
[l-r] Brinkley*, Radio Operator; A.B. Cannon, Runner; 1st Sgt Frank
Taylor; & Capt "Jock" Adams in foreground"
*NOTE: name may be misspelling for Brickley
from a bicycle platoon, Normandy, June 44"
Well" Sherman Tank
rolls past a surgeon/dentist office with Red Cross banner. (Note
bicycle on rear of tank). Second shop is probably an odd
After seeing the earlier post of this page, Niels Henkemans wrote
"I figured you and Hankís family might find it interesting to know the Sherman
belonged to A Company 746th Tank Battalion (the
battalion number might be on the back of the tank
Unfortunately the tank does not show itís number so
we canít say what platoon it belonged to. Personally
Iím expecting a link with another of their tanks
ĎAll Americaní, which has the exact same style of
UPDATE-1: Niels wrote again a few months later and said: "I finally took the time
to identify the location of the Sherman photograph. It
indeed is Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte. The tank is moving
east towards the centre of the town (it is driving on
the main street running west out of the town). Combined
with information from the After Action Report, this
suggests the date is probably 17 June."
UPDATE-2: Claude Demeester, of France, provided a link
to Google Maps which shows
in this building could have been from a tank or cannon round
left this street strewn with rubble
but the rest of the church is in ruins
are all that is left here
under guard by a single man
helping themselves to some fresh milk.
Well, the cows needed milking anyway so the farmer must have appreciated
it ... right?