Assessing the Damage to an Sherman - An American soldier checks out the gouge that a German armor-piercing projectile made on the front hull of this Sherman medium tank. The cities of Orleans and Dreux fell to Patton’s Third Army on August
This was donated to the museum with the following note.. This is the first tank crew of the 41st Tank Battalion, 11th Armored Division, 3rd US Army to reach the Rhine in the breakthrough. Crew members Cpl. William Hanse, Private Marvin Aldridge, T/4 John Latimi, Cpl. Vincent Merreale and Cpl. Sidney Mayer, 21 March 1945. M4A3E8 Sherman tank, up armored.