M4A4 Sherman V DD tank
Location and info
Rue Leo Gariepy, 14470 Courseulles-sur-Mer
Near to the beach and quay at Courseulles, to the east of the port inlet. Great seafood shop next to the tank!
While the British and Canadians saw more of their 'swimming' Sherman Duplex Drive tanks hit the beaches than their US counterparts, there were still some which didn't make ashore on D-Day, including this vehicle now on display in the town of Courseulles-sur-Mer in the Juno Beach landing area.
Recovered from the sea nearly 27 years after launching, today is stands in the town with numerous memorial plaques along its flanks as a tribute to the First Hussars and all who participated in this operation.
At 0730 hours on June 6, 1944, the 6th Canadian Armoured Regiment (First Hussars) in support of the 7 Canadian Infantry Brigade of the 3 Canadian Infantry Division, assaulted and overpowered enemy defences between Courseulles-sur-Mer and Bernieres-sur-Mer.