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M4 Sherman stuck in Okinawa Stream

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M4A3 Sherman of the 706th Tank Battalion attached to the United States Army‘s 77th Infantry Division, Tenth Army, stuck crossing a 5-foot stream. Other Shermans are behind it. Both the Americans and the Japanese could not maneuver in a constant torrential downpour known locally as the “Plum Rains.“ The tank commander looks on as the driver bales the tank out. Note “Pop“ written on the driver‘s helmet. The tank would have to wait until a tractor could be available to pull it out. The 706th fought at Guam, Leyte, Ie Shima, Okinawa, and was back at Luzon in the Phillipines at the end of the war.
Image Filename wwii1055.jpg
Image Size 1.97 MB
Image Dimensions 2379 x 2928
Photographer Roberts, Alexander
Photographer Title
Caption Author Jason McDonald
Date Photographed May 21, 1945
Location Wana Draw
City Wana Draw
State or Province Okinawa
Country Japan
Archive National Archives and Records Administration
Record Number
Status Caption ©2007, ©2024 MFA Productions LLC
Image in the Public Domain

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