7th Armored Division and Related Tank Serial Numbers in World War II
Listed by Tank Serial Number
by Wesley Johnston
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This is a low priority project to collect all of the tank numbers that I come across in doing research on the U. S. 7th Armored Division. Thus the vast majority of the tanks listed here will be tanks of 7th Armored Division. Any other tanks that are included will appear only because they also appeared in records relating to 7th Armored Division. I am very definitely NOT going to seek out records of all tanks in WWII, which is far too enormous a task for my resources.

Click here for the web page of all 7th Armored Division tanks recovered near Overloon, Netherlands.

CAVEAT: Since many of these records are from destroyed tanks, it was frequently the case that parts of the numbers or other information were lost. So when you are searching for a specific tank number, do not just assume that if it is not in the sequential position where the whole number would be that it is not in the list.

  • Look for it in the list of numbers that are one digit short.
  • Look for it in the list of numbers that start with X (which I have used to denote specific missing digits).
  • Also be aware that some tanks had been given suffix letters for some reason. So also look for the number after the list of normal 7-digit tank numbers.
    7th Armored Division and Related Tank Numbers in World War II
    The format for the organization entry is:

    Division-Battalion-Company-Serial-Nickname (or just "Brit" = British tank)

    1. T 148021 -- Brit----
      Knocked out: 1944-09 Netherlands, Oploo ,
      Crew:
      Comments:
      Source: Evac No. IZ-1406 Narrative Report 9 Jun 1947 (group 1)

    2. T 148039 -- Brit----
      Knocked out: Netherlands, Duivenbosch , on community property
      Crew:
      Comments:
      Source: Evac No. IZ-1406 Narrative Report 9 Jun 1947 (group 4); Vierlingsbeek Burgomaster list 11 Mar 1947 (Barras PDF p 38) group 4

    3. T 263186 -- Brit----
      Knocked out: 1944-09 Netherlands, Oploo ,
      Crew:
      Comments:
      Source: Evac No. IZ-1406 Narrative Report 9 Jun 1947 (group 1)

    4. USA 339520 -- 7AD----Charger
      Knocked out: Netherlands, Overloon , near the house of J. A. Hendriks, C 167, Overloon
      Crew:
      Comments: probably C/17 with one digit lost - either "Charger" or "Carouse" was probably the 17-C-11 tank in which Barras (gunner) and Kimmons (cannoneer) were killed 4 Oct 1944 with survivors Lt. William Binders (commander), T/4 Albert H. Litchford (driver), Pfc Donald H. Cox (must have been bow gunner)
      Source: Evac No. IZ-1406 Narrative Report 9 Jun 1947 (group 5)

    5. USA 3011069 -- 7AD-17-C-15-Catherine Stů
      Knocked out: 1944-10-05 Netherlands, Overloon , near the house of J. A. Hendriks, C 167, Overloon [also reported on the Pritterscheweg in Overloon]
      Crew: remains of A'Hearn (gunner), Fratus (commander?) & Peterson (bow gunner) recovered from this tank
      Comments:
      Source: Evac No. IZ-1406 Narrative Report 9 Jun 1947 (group 5); Vierlingsbeek Burgomaster list 11 Mar 1947 (Barras PDF p 38) group 5

    6. USA 3022884 -- ----
      Knocked out: France, Chateau-Thierry ,
      Crew:
      Comments: NOT KNOCKED OUT -- This serial number appears in a Signal Corps video (INV 1599) at Chateau-Thierry 30 Aug 1944. The number is not clear but appears to be 3022884. The town was liberated by Company A, 40th Tank Battalion, 7th Armored Division, 27 Aug 1944, which was relieved by 90th Infantry Division the next day and continued the attack. By the time this footage was taken 3 days later, A/40 was attacking Verdun. So it is not known which unit this tank belonged to. The footage does appear to be well after the battle had passed and made the town safe, with few military vehicles visible. So the official date of 30 Aug 1944 for the footage does seem reasonable. The footage does include some men with 7AD patches, but they are not dressed for combat and were probably either the Division Quartermaster "Rear Echelon Augmented", primarily administrative staff of clerks and warrant officers.
      Source: http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675065437_United-States-soldiers_soldiers-enter-town_crowd-looks-on_military-tank

    7. USA 3022601 -- 7AD-31-A-23-After Hitler
      Knocked out: Netherlands, Overloon ,
      Crew:
      Comments: tank had been moved to Overloon Museum by 11 Mar 1947 - YouTube video
      Source: Evac No. IZ-1406 Narrative Report 9 Jun 1947 (group 7); Vierlingsbeek Burgomaster list 11 Mar 1947 (Barras PDF p 38) group 3

    8. USA 3022871 -- 7AD-31-B-15-
      Knocked out: 1944-10-01 Netherlands, Vortum ,
      Crew: Still-MIA Thurman Meeks was in one of the B/31 tanks at Vortum.
      Comments:
      Source: Evac No. IZ-1406 Narrative Report 9 Jun 1947 (group 3); Vierlingsbeek Burgomaster list 11 Mar 1947 (Barras PDF p 38) group 2; probably one of the three tanks on map in James Cooksey IDPF

    9. USA 3022891 -- 7AD-434-HQ-23-Paper Doll
      Knocked out: 1944-10-01 Netherlands, Vortum ,
      Crew:
      Comments:
      Source: Evac No. IZ-1406 Narrative Report 9 Jun 1947 (group 3); Vierlingsbeek Burgomaster list 11 Mar 1947 (Barras PDF p 38) group 2

    10. USA 3022896 -- 7AD-31-B-6-Bull Dog
      Knocked out: 1944-10-01 Netherlands, Vortum ,
      Crew: Still-MIA Thurman Meeks was in one of the B/31 tanks at Vortum.
      Comments: Radio number 528 (was this platoon leader's tank?)
      Source: Evac No. IZ-1406 Narrative Report 9 Jun 1947 (group 3); Vierlingsbeek Burgomaster list 11 Mar 1947 (Barras PDF p 38) group 2; probably one of the three tanks on map in James Cooksey IDPF

    11. USA 3033274 -- 7AD-31-B-7-Boomerang
      Knocked out: 1944-10-01 Netherlands, Vortum ,
      Crew: remains of X-5577 apparently removed from this tank per undated handwritten notation on 10 Jun 1947 Overloon tank list (IDPF of Gerald A'hearn PDF 39); Still-MIA Thurman Meeks was in one of the B/31 tanks at Vortum.
      Comments:
      Source: Evac No. IZ-1406 Narrative Report 9 Jun 1947 (group 3); Vierlingsbeek Burgomaster list 11 Mar 1947 (Barras PDF p 38) group 2; probably one of the three tanks on map in James Cooksey IDPF

    12. USA 3033368 -- 7AD-40-A-16-
      Knocked out: Netherlands, Peelkant , property of C. Verhoeven (Persons PDF 95) - approximately 100 meters south of tank 40-A-5
      Crew:
      Comments:
      Source: Evac No. IZ-1406 Narrative Report 9 Jun 1947 (group 2); Vierlingsbeek Burgomaster list 11 Mar 1947 (Barras PDF p 38) group 1

    13. USA 3033401 -- 7AD-31-C-13-Cookie
      Knocked out: Netherlands, Overloon , 2 to 3 Kms to the west of the Oploosche dijk area in the hamlet called 't Vlak
      Crew: none killed - tank was not hit but instead tilted in a ditch and was abandoned by the crew
      Comments: tank had been moved to Overloon Museum by 11 Mar 1947 - photos of this tank - now located in Italy - manufacture, with photos - Thanks to Overloon historian Piet Peters for information about how the tank was lost and where
      Source: Evac No. IZ-1406 Narrative Report 9 Jun 1947 (group 7); Vierlingsbeek Burgomaster list 11 Mar 1947 (Barras PDF p 38) group 3

    14. USA 3036782 -- 7AD-40-A-5-Able Abe
      Knocked out: 1944-10-01 Netherlands, Peelkant , property of J. Loonen, Peelkant C 235 (Persons PDF 95) - approximately two hundred yards from the outskirts of town diagonally across from a wind mill with a small building to the right of it - between Peelkampweg and Oplooseweg - about 51░34'8.54"N-5░55'41.08"E
      Crew: killed: Persons (bow gunner), recovered May 1947 - survived: Cpl Donn R Howard 31 259 274, Cpl Oscar Brown 34 264 108, T/Sgt R. Probus 36 313 902, Sgt John Hankowitz 33 260 551 (KIA 30 Nov 1944)
      Comments: The tank "Able Abe" now at Overloon is not the original "Able Abe" but a reconstruction and repainting of another Sherman tank to honor the original.
      Source: Evac No. IZ-1406 Narrative Report 9 Jun 1947 (group 2); Vierlingsbeek Burgomaster list 11 Mar 1947 (Barras PDF p 38) group 1

    15. USA 3036840 -- 7AD-40-B-4-not visible
      Knocked out: Netherlands, Oploosche Dijk , on property of J. Hubers
      Crew:
      Comments:
      Source: Evac No. IZ-1406 Narrative Report 9 Jun 1947 (group 8)

    16. USA 3039158 -- 7AD-17-B-9-
      Knocked out: Netherlands, Tuut-Heesch , on the property of Deenen
      Crew:
      Comments: Definitely shows B9 in 1947 report, but photograph with children appears to show B8 or possibly B6.
      Source: Evac No. IZ-1406 Narrative Report 9 Jun 1947 (group 10)

    17. USA 3066357 -- 3AD-33-H--
      Knocked out: Belgium, Bersismenil (Samree) ,
      Crew:
      Comments:
      Source: Belgium 10034 Narrative 26 Aug 1947 - in IDPF of Eulys Slate

    18. USA 3081997 -- 7AD-31---
      Knocked out: 1944-12-22 Belgium, Crombach , northeast of Crombach near graves of Brown, Masengale, Chively, given both as 814868 (Brown PDF p 39) and earlier 820871 (Brown PDF p 47)
      Crew: "no casualties at this time" (Brown PDF p 19)
      Comments: Charles Brown (B/33 Armd Engr Bn) IDPF PDF p 19: "US Tank #3081997 has been identified as the property of the 31st Tank Battalion and none of the members of the crew were casualties at that time [22 Dec 1944]." PDF p. 40: Bodies of Masengale, Brown, Shively in common grave "were buried close to U. S. tank #3081997"
      Source: OQMG Memo 8 Dec 1945 "Fingerprints of Unknown [Foy X-97[ Deceased" (Charles A. Brown B/33 AEBn IDPF PDF p 19)

    19. USA 3082021 -- 3AD-33-H--
      Knocked out: Belgium, Samree ,
      Crew:
      Comments:
      Source: Belgium 10034 Narrative 26 Aug 1947 - in IDPF of Eulys Slate

    20. USA 3082237 -- 7AD-17-C--
      Knocked out: 1944-10-29 Netherlands, 2 miles S of Heusden, Netherlands (west of the Asten-Meijel road) QE 6308 - 400 yards south 400 yards west of Infantry CP ,
      Crew: 2d Lt. Robert W. Denny (Commander KIA), Cpl. Elwyn Holdiman Gunner KIA), Pct. Michael Ferris (Cannoneer KIA), Tec 4 Leo W. Goers (Driver KIA never recovered), Pvt. Frank F. Velus (Light machine gunner- survived)
      Comments:
      Source: HQ AGRC ET Area 8 Feb 1945 "Isolated Burials" (details of British discovery of tank and deceased crew men) in IDPF of Leo W. Goers (PDF 57, 59)

    21. USA 3099781 -- 7AD-434-HQ-22-Tiger Ann 2
      Knocked out: Netherlands, Overloon , near the house of J. A. Hendriks, C 167, Overloon
      Crew:
      Comments:
      Source: Evac No. IZ-1406 Narrative Report 9 Jun 1947 (group 5)

    22. USA 3099821 -- 7AD-40-B-11-Big Boy 2
      Knocked out: Netherlands, Oploosche Dijk , on property of widow v. Duinhoven
      Crew:
      Comments:
      Source: Evac No. IZ-1406 Narrative Report 9 Jun 1947 (group 8)

    23. USA 3099846 -- 7AD----
      Knocked out: Netherlands, Hattert , on the property of Jager
      Crew:
      Comments: originally 5 tanks but 3 blown up - probably A/17
      Source: Evac No. IZ-1406 Narrative Report 9 Jun 1947 (group 9)

    24. USA 3099908 -- 7AD-31-C-3-not visible
      Knocked out: Netherlands, Oploosche Dijk ,
      Crew:
      Comments:
      Source: Evac No. IZ-1406 Narrative Report 9 Jun 1947 (group 8)

    25. USA 3099971 -- 7AD-31-A--
      Knocked out: 1944-10-28 Netherlands, 1 mi. W. Heitrak ,
      Crew: Adkins (cannoneer) and Garris (driver) killed
      Comments:
      Source: IDPF of John C. Adkins (PDF p 10)

    26. USA 30100330 -- 7AD-40-A--
      Knocked out: 1944-12-22 Belgium, 815-891 [or 815-890], just east of Rodt, Belgium ,
      Crew: all killed: Link (commander), Louie Johnson (driver), Aldrich (gunner), Hennigan (cannoneer), Bissell (bow? gunner)
      Comments: see 7AD Document Repository "Five A/40 Deaths at Rodt 22 Dec 1944" for detailed documentation of the event
      Source: IDPF of Frank Aldrich (A/40) - 16 Mar 1945 Hamm Cemetery Memo

    27. USA 30101528 -- 2AD-67-E-8-Empress Gin IV
      Knocked out: Belgium, Samree ,
      Crew:
      Comments:
      Source: Belgium 10034 Narrative 26 Aug 1947 - in IDPF of Eulys Slate

    28. USA 30100099n -- 7AD-17-A-31-not visible
      Knocked out: Netherlands, Hattert , on the property of Jager
      Crew:
      Comments: originally 5 tanks but 3 blown up
      Source: Evac No. IZ-1406 Narrative Report 9 Jun 1947 (group 9)

    29. USA 3070647-S -- 3AD-33-H--
      Knocked out: Belgium, (Samree) ,
      Crew:
      Comments:
      Source: Belgium 10034 Narrative 26 Aug 1947 - in IDPF of Eulys Slate

    30. USA not visible -- 7AD-17-C-12-not visible
      Knocked out: 1944-10-04 Netherlands, Overloon , near the house of J. A. Hendriks, C 167, Overloon
      Crew: remains of Bosch (bow gunner) & Jones (gunner) recovered from this tank
      Comments: gun number 75mm M3 - 4130 4 ?1MP? ORD CORP 993 lbs 1942 Insp D. M. G.
      Source: Evac No. IZ-1406 Narrative Report 9 Jun 1947 (group 5)

    31. USA not visible -- 7AD----Carouse
      Knocked out: Netherlands, Overloon , on the property of G. Gerrits, C 237, Overloon
      Crew:
      Comments: probably C/17 - either "Charger" or "Carouse" was probably the 17-C-11 tank in which Barras (gunner) and Kimmons (cannoneer) were killed 4 Oct 1944
      Source: Evac No. IZ-1406 Narrative Report 9 Jun 1947 (group 6)

    32. USA XXXXX86 -- 7AD-40-B-5-not visible
      Knocked out: Netherlands, Oploosche Dijk , on property of G. Jacobs
      Crew:
      Comments:
      Source: Evac No. IZ-1406 Narrative Report 9 Jun 1947 (group 8)


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