American soldiers welcomed by French citizens, 14 Aug 1944

Caption     American soldiers welcomed by French citizens, 14 Aug 1944 ww2dbase
Photographer    Unknown
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   ARC 196294
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Photos on Same Day 14 Aug 1944
Added By C. Peter Chen
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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
21 Aug 2011 12:54:50 PM

2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
29 Sep 2011 08:10:26 AM


Okay let's look at that photograph again, the M4 Shermann is an American built tank and the same for the crew's equipment.

I see what looks like a French Tri-color of
Blue, White and Red on the center of the hull, and a name what looks like AOMDA or ROMDA below the driver's hatch, different type of markings on the vehicle's right fender.
American markings would have on the front hull, for example: Platoon letter like "B", vehicle number 10 and Army or Corp like
Patton's 3rd Army 3-A, it would look like
anyway, that's my guess.B-10-3A
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
29 Sep 2011 07:10:27 PM

The M4 Sherman could belong to the French 2nd
Armored Division, part of the 1st French Army
Equipment was provided under lend-lease.

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