Jack Lattimore (WIA)
Turret Gunner Cpl Reg Leggatt (WIA / KIA)
WOp/Loader Tpr Jeavons
Driver Tpr Nye
Hull Gunner Tpr Forster (KIA)
Disabled December 24, 1942
This tank was transported to Milne Bay, then transported by barge to Buna.
One of the seven M3 Stuarts of the 2/6th Armoured Regiment were supporting troops
of the 2/9th Infantry Battalion at Cape Endaiadere. On December 24, 1942 this tank suffered a hit
to the driver's flap from one of the Japanese 76.2mm Type 3 Naval Gun emplaced at Buna Airfield (Old
Recovery & Display
It was recovered from the Buna battlefield in mid-1973,
and was transported to Port Moresby by barge. Then was shipped
to the Nimitz Museum,
it is displayed to this day
"The Vital Factor: A History Of 2/6th Australian Armoured
Regiment 1941-1946" has details on the crew and wartime history
of this tank.
Thanks to Phil Bradley and Daniel Leahy for additional information
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January 10, 2018