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2/6th Armoured Regiment
10 Troop Command
US Army December 1942
1973 via 2/6th Assoc
Daniel Leahy 2004
First arrived at Milne Bay, then transported to Buna. One of seven M3 Stuarts of the 2/6th Armoured Regiment including this tank were supporting troops of the 2/9th Infantry Battalion at Cape Endaiadere.
On December 18, 1942 this tank bellied on a log during first Allied tank operation in Papua during the Buna campaign. Japanese troops were able to light a fire underneath the tank disabling it, but the the crew were able to escape unharmed.
Recovered from the Buna battlefield during the middle of 1973, and was transported to Port Moresby by barge. Next, shipped to Australia to the Australian War Memorial Second World War Hall.
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