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Kencelot - 70th Tank Btn.
screamingeagle
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Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2002 - 10:30 PM UTC
Hi KenC - The 70th had 2 companies of DD Tanks, and 1 company of
normal M4's fitted with " wading trunks " including 4 dozer tanks.
Also, 9 tanks were lost in the water after coming off the LCT's ( 5 DD & 4 Wading )
ANYTHING ELSE ?
- ralph
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Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2002 - 10:33 PM UTC
Ralph--to see a public vindication of my input is heart warming especially on another dull Monday morning in Paradise.
thanks
DJ :-)
Kencelot
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2002 - 01:11 AM UTC
Thanks scream! I think that answered all of my curiosity of the 70th on that fatefull day! :-)
Sabot
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2002 - 02:26 AM UTC
Memory fading....two weeks after my birthday and my eyes and mind both go. After looking at my Concord book by Steven Zaloga, there are pictures of 70th Bn DD Sherman's coming ashore. I was looking at the color illustrations of the various tanks and the only 70th Bn tank was the wading one, the DD tank was a 2AD one (66th AR) that was done up as an illustration. Made an incorrect assuption.
Sabot
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2002 - 02:27 AM UTC
was going to post something here about my memory, but I forgot ...
210cav
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2002 - 04:55 AM UTC
They say the mind is first thing to go
HunterCottage
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2002 - 05:50 AM UTC
You know they say there are three key signs of old age:
1. You forget things.
...forgot the rest...
YodaMan
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2002 - 06:11 AM UTC
Age? Age causes memory to fade? Are you sure it's not the fumes from some of the stuff used in modelbuilding? I'm not that old and my memory is as good as... is good as... um, I forgot. Oh, well...

YodaMan
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2002 - 07:46 PM UTC
YodaMan--I believe the fumes got to the boy. Go easy with him, his track record is amazing.
DJ