US 5th Armored Regiment tankers gathering around a fire and opening Christmas presents, near Eupen, Belgium, 30 Dec 1944; note M4 Sherman tank

Caption   US 5th Armored Regiment tankers gathering around a fire and opening Christmas presents, near Eupen, Belgium, 30 Dec 1944; note M4 Sherman tank ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Army Center of Military History
Identification Code   SC198400
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Photos on Same Day 30 Dec 1944
Photos at Same Place Eupen, Belgium
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 11 Dec 2008

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1. Anonymous says:
21 Feb 2014 11:47:24 AM

No presents, no fire, and no tank.
2. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
21 Feb 2014 06:58:13 PM

We mixed up the caption of this photo with that of another. They have been corrected now. Thanks for pointing this out to us!
3. Bob Mc says:
30 Dec 2020 08:30:28 AM

US 5th Armored 'Regiment'? The US Army had a 5th Armored Division, and post-war, a 5th Armored Brigade, but I've never come across a 5th Armored Regiment in US Army nomenclature. But then again, never too old to learn something new.
4. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
30 Dec 2020 02:14:44 PM

Bob Mc (above):
The US Army Center for Military History credits this photo to the Army Signal Corps and captions it as being members of the 5th Armored Regiment, 1st Army. Other sources agree (or at least, repeat the same information). There is still room for this to be in error, but that is the best information currently available. Thank you for bringing up this question.

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