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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Aug 2023 7:56 p.m. PST

… and Three Tigers

"Starting out as an employee at a shoe factory, 17-year-old Joe Ekins never could have imagined he would be credited with taking out not just one German Tiger tank, but three. Serving as a gunner in France during Operation Overlord, and with little training on how to fire the gun of a Sherman Firefly, he successfully fought back against the Germans.

Joe Ekins was born on July 15, 1923 in Yielden, Northamptonshire. When he was 17 years old and working at a shoe factory, he volunteered with the 1st Northamptonshire Yeomanry, feeling it was his moral obligation to aid in the fight against Germany. After minimal training, Ekins was assigned as a Sherman Firefly gunner with A Squadron…"

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Col Piron19 Aug 2023 11:03 p.m. PST

Seems a Canadian took him out ?


42flanker21 Aug 2023 12:44 a.m. PST

Wasn't it was Snoopy?

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