Sherman Tank - Forceful III - Ottawa, Ontario.
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N 45° 25.003 W 075° 43.025
18T E 443894 N 5029494
Quick Description: This M4A4 Sherman tank (Forceful III), was the only tank remaining of the 69 issued to the Governor General's Foot Guards, when the regiment landed in France in July 1944. Forceful III is located in Gallery 3 of the Canadian War Museum, in Ottawa.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 6/20/2019 7:16:57 AM
Waymark Code: WM10T74
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
From an information panel on site:

Forceful III
Normandy Veteran

This Sherman tank survived fighting through France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.

The Governor General's Foot Guard received 69 tanks before their July 1944 arrival in France. This was the only one not put out of action by war's end, although, it was struck several times by enemy fire. The dent caused by one hit can be seen on the tank's side. Because of its record, in 1946 Forceful III was one of the few tanks brought back to Canada. After plans to display in in Ottawa fell through, it was moved to Borden, Ontario. In 1985, the regiment brought the tank back to Ottawa and put it on display outside the Cartier Square Drill Hall. It remained there until its donation to the Canadian War Museum in 2004.

From the Canadian War Museum Website:

Sherman Tank. The American-made M4 Sherman tank was the workhorse of the Canadian Armoured Corps from 1943. With a crew of five, its armament consisted of a 75mm millimetre gun and a number of machine guns. Normandy Veteran "Forceful III," an M4A4 Sherman tank of the Governor General's Foot Guards, landed in France in July 1944. Although damaged on several occasions, it was the regiment's only tank, of the 69 issued before D-Day, to fight through France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany without being put out of action. It was brought back to Canada in 1946.

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Museum Hours and Fees: April 29 to September 2, 2019 Monday to Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours subject to change. Statutory holidays falling within this period follow the above hours of operation. September 3, 2019 to March 31, 2020 Monday to Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fees: Adults $17 - Seniors $15 and students $13 Free on Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Parking on the street in proximity to the museum as well as on the grounds of the museum is available for a fee. A parking garage is also available on site.

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