Chemin Des Dames - Sherman M4 A2 - Grussenheim, Alsace, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CrAzYoTa
N 48° 09.306 E 007° 28.532
32U E 386624 N 5334662
Quick Description: [FR] Le char "Chemin Des Dames", mis hors de combat le 27 janvier 1945, il est devenu maintenant un mémorial et une tombe [EN ] The "Chemin Des Dames" tank, knocked out 27 January 1945,now it has become a a memorial and a tomb
Location: Grand-Est, France
Date Posted: 7/6/2016 2:57:53 AM
Waymark Code: WMRKZ1
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
[FR]
Il s’agit d’un Sherman M4 A2 qui porte le n°41.
Il a été mis hors de combat dans le Ried de Grussenheim le 27/01/1945, à environ 1000 mètres à l’ouest de l’endroit où il est érigé aujourd’hui, non loin de l’intersection du chemin du Moulin et de la départementale reliant lllhaeusern à Riedwihr, nommée à l'époque des combats « carrefour 177 sud ».

Maurice Boverat raconte les derniers instants a du char le 26 janvier 1945 : "le Chemin des Dames est atteint de plein fouet. Minozi est projeté loin du char mais s'en tire sans dommage; le chef de char, bien que très sévèrement blessé, réussit à sauter à terre, mais notre pauvre camarade Mager n'a pas cette chance : gravement touché, il parvient à grande peine à se hisser hors du char au milieu des flammes, mais là ses forces l'abandonnent... Le lendemain un volontaire ira sous les obus chercher son cadavre calciné et ratatiné".
(Source : panneau informatif sur place)

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[EN]
This is a Sherman M4 A2 which is numbered 41.
He was knocked out 27 January 1945, in the Ried Grussenheim, about 3300 feets west of where it is erected today, near the intersection of Mill and the road linking to lllhaeusern Riedwihr, named at the time of the fighting "crossroads 177 south"

Maurice Boverat recounts the last moments of the tank was 26 January 1945, "the Chemin des Dames is reached full force. Minozi is projected away from the tank but gets away without damage; the tank commander, though severely wounded, managed to jump ashore, but our poor comrade Mager was not so lucky: severely affected, he managed with great difficulty to climb out of the tank in flames, but there his strength abandon... The next day a volunteer under the shells will find his charred body and shriveled."
(Source: information board on site)
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