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Grafenwoehr Photo Page 2

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(1) 3d Armored Division soldiers in front of  their temporary billets at Grafenwoehr; ca '56

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(2) CPT Purvis, CO, Co D, 33rd Armor,  and two of his officers are checking the map before moving their unit out to a new location during training exercises at Grafenwoehr, ca '56
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(3) Roby Osman, a mechanic in D/33, applies his magic to keep the engine running.

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(4) Front view of M48 tank

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(5) Rear view of M48 tank; the box in the center houses the handset for the interphone allowing communication with the crew inside the tank.

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(6) This old WW-II US tank served as a moving machine gun target on the firing range, ca '57

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(7) SP4 Rhoe, a tanker from Co D, 33rd Tank Bn, at Grafenwoehr

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(8) M48 tanks getting ready to fire the main gun on the firing range.

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(9-11) An M-48 caught fire while refueling on maneuvers. On a hot day the pressure in the jettison barrels built up shooting a stream of fuel onto the hot rear deck muffler. The tank commander, Sgt Crews, was hospitalized with burns. The fire was put out.

Photos and information provided by Chuck Bolliger

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(12) Critique:  After a completed tank training attack at Grafenwoehr, CPT Purvis, CO of Co D, 33rd Tank Bn, critiques the performance of his tankers with his Platoon Leaders, the Platoon Sergeants and the Tank Commanders.

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