Light tank M5 "Stuart"

Leichter Panzerkampfwagen M5 A1 (a)

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Germany 1945

 

1945, late February, near Rheindahlen. On 1 March, the 83rd Division prepared a small task force to seize a bridge over the Rhine at Oberkassel near Dusseldorf. The lead element of the task force consisted of german speaking GIs, and a few tanks painted in german markings. This is one of those tanks photographed here.

 (Picture above from book Regenberger, Dr. Werner: Scheiben. Horst. Beutepanzer unterm Balkenkreuz.)

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(From "Beute Panzers: Captured British, U.S., Soviet, Italian & Polish Vehicle". Armor Plate Press)

(From "Beute Panzers: Captured British, U.S., Soviet, Italian & Polish Vehicle". Armor Plate Press)