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Scorza 11-10-2005 09:27 AM

Can anyone help me out with USMC M4A1 color at Cape Glouchester? From the photos Iíve seen paint appears to be a single color, presumably OD. Is it correct?

Any help is welcome,

Angelo Scorza

dharper 11-10-2005 09:15 PM

Hi Angelo,

My father served in one of these M4A1's during the Cape Glouchester campaign. The vehicles were OD with splotches of black for camouflage.

Here is a color photo of the tanks right after the campaign.

All the best,

David

http://www.harpercastings.com/images...M4A1's.jpg

Scorza 11-10-2005 09:52 PM

Hello David!

Great picutre! Many thanks for the info!

You must be proud about your father heroism during WW2!!!

Best regards,

Angelo

PS: When small white numbers on the turret quarter faces and hull rear were added? During the battle?

lulli 11-11-2005 02:10 AM

Hello David

Great pic !!!!

When we 'll see your colour book about the WWII pacific tanks ???

Regards Luca :)

dharper 11-11-2005 11:37 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Scorza@Nov 10 2005, 09:52 PM
PS: When small white numbers on the turret quarter faces and hull rear were added? During the battle?
The small white numbers, painted on all four corners of the turret were put on by the Marines prior to the landings on CG. They also painted this number on the engine access doors on the lower rear hull.

The larger white numbers crudely painted on the tanks, were added after the tanks were given back to the Army, probably for accounting or shipping.

dharper 11-11-2005 11:41 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by lulli@Nov 11 2005, 02:10 AM
Hello David

Great pic !!!!

When we 'll see your colour book about the WWII pacific tanks ???

Regards Luca :)

My book on USMC Shermans is still in the works. It will be released by hardcorpsmodels.com instead of Letterman Publications. It has taken a long time to finish, but I feel it will be worth the wait.

dharper 11-11-2005 10:04 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Scorza@Nov 10 2005, 09:27 AM
Can anyone help me out with USMC M4A1 color at Cape Glouchester? From the photos Iíve seen paint appears to be a single color, presumably OD. Is it correct?

Any help is welcome,

Angelo Scorza

Hi Angelo,

Here is another shot of my dad's tank company on CG. You can see the markings repeated on the engine access doors.

M4A1 rear view

http://www.harpercastings.com/images.../Rear%20Vw.jpg

Scorza 11-12-2005 06:13 AM

Dear David,

It is amazing!!!

Many, many thanks for the help and the great pictures!!!

Regards,

Angelo


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