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Bastogne, Wallonie, Luxembourg, Belgium
 

Sherman Tank Memorial

 
 
Sherman Tank Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 1, 2008
1. Sherman Tank Memorial Marker
Inscription. English version: This tank knocked out in December 44, recalls the sacrifice of all the fighters for the liberation of Bastogne and Belgium.
 
Location. 50° 0.043′ N, 5° 42.92′ E. Marker is in Bastogne, Wallonie, Luxembourg. Marker is at the intersection of Place General McAuliffe and Rue de Sablon on Place General McAuliffe. Touch for map. This marker is affixed to the base in the front of the tank. The tank is located in the Place General McAuliffe. Marker is in this post office area: Bastogne, Wallonie, Luxembourg 6600, Belgium.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Memorial du Mardasson (approx. 2 kilometers away in Wallone).
 
More about this marker. http://www.stripes.com/travel/europe-travel/quaint-town-of-bastogne-belgium-rich-with-wartime-history-memorabilia-1.199578
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Sherman Tank Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 1, 2008
2. Sherman Tank Memorial
The Sherman tank on Bastogne's McAuliffe Square is a popular monument in the Belgian town. The tank belonged to the 11th Armored Division and was brought to a stop in the village of Renuamont on Dec. 30, 1944, after a German attack. Its crew was captured by the Germans and taken to a prisoner camp. MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES
Sherman Tank Memorial Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 1, 2008
3. Sherman Tank Memorial Plaque
Inscription: In honor of the valiant men of the 10th U.S. Armored Division who gave their lives for freedom in the 1944-1945 Ardennes Campaign and in the Bastogne Area.
General McAuliffe statue image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 1, 2008
4. General McAuliffe statue
The monument to U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe sits on the Bastogne, Belgium, square that also bears his name. Outgunned and outnumbered, McAuliffe received a letter from German commanders on Dec. 22, 1944, requesting the surrender of all American troops under his command. McAuliffe responded with the now legendary retort: 'Nuts!' In the background is a city cafe/restaurant called La Nut's. MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 337 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 13, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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