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Grafenwoehr Photo Page 1

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(1) Main gate to Vilseck Training area; ca. '57

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(2) Our tanks on a road march keeping the right distance between them, at the tank training center at Grafenwoehr/Vilseck; ca '57

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(3) Firing our tanks at the tank firing range at Grafenwoehr/Vilseck, ca '57

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(4) M-48 tank in defensive position during an FTX at Grafenwoehr, ca '57

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(5) Checking the target with binoculars after a 90mm round has been fired, annual tank firing at Grafenwoehr/Vilseck; ca. '57

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(6) Commence fire --- the red flag on the turret signals that the M-48 tank is firing live rounds with its 90mm gun during the annual tank firing at Grafenwoehr/Vilseck; ca. '57

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(7) Tankers of Co D, 33rd Tank Bn, are taking a break after a move to a new position during an FTX at Grafenwoehr; ca '57
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(8) An M48 at Vilseck Tank Training Center
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(9) Two tanks of Co D are deeply stuck in the swampy ground during training at Vilseck.  It's the job of the VTR team to winch them out from a position of higher ground.  
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(10) Tank 151 during an FTX at Grafenwoehr hit a ditch and swampy ground and got stuck. 
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(11) Another view of tank 151 stuck in a ditch.
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(12) n M48 tank of D/33 on a icy road hit a tree knocking off the track and its compensating idler wheel,  Winter '56
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(13) A tank is deeply stuck in the mud and the winch cable from a nearby VTR on higher ground is being hooked up to begin the recovery. The weather during this FTX at Grafenwoehr had been miserable -- cold and rainy every day. 
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(14) Training is finished and the tanks are being loaded at Grafenwoehr on railroad cars for movement back to Gelnhausen 
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(15) Co C, 33rd Armor, at the tank gunnery ranges Grafenwoehr
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(16) Another view of the accident scene where a  lid on an icy road and hit a tree,   Winter '56
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Note:  Most of these photos show activities of my company, Co D, 33rd Tank Battalion.