M4 Sherman tank mired in mud in the Battle of Okinawa

M4 Sherman

M4 Sherman tank, stuck in the mud.
Sherman Medium Tank belongs to the 76th Tank Battalion of the 77th US Infantry Division.
The commander of the M4 tank Sherman watches the driver, who scoops up water using his steel helmet.
A convoy of American tanks awaits the arrival of the tractor.
On the island of Okinawa, both Japanese and American armored vehicles were difficult to maneuver in the conditions of constant heavy rains.
M4 “Sherman” – the main American medium tank during the Second World War. It was widely used in the American army at all battlefields, and was also supplied in large quantities to the allies (primarily Great Britain and the USSR) under the Lend-Lease program. After the Second World War, “Sherman” was in service with the armies of many countries of the world, and also participated in many post-war conflicts. In the US Army, the M4 was in service until the end of the Korean War. The name “Sherman” (in honor of the American General of the Civil War, William Sherman) received the M4 tank in the English army, after which this name was assigned to the tank in the American and other armies.



Source: US National Archives.




Location: Okinawa, Japan
Photo Time: May 1945

In : 1945

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