Killed by the turret of a M4 Sherman Tank.
The M4 Sherman was the primary tank
produced by the United
States for its own use and the use of its allies
War II. Production of the M4 medium tank exceeded 50,000 units and its
chassis served as the basis for numerous other armored vehicles such as tank
destroyers, tank retrievers, and self-propelled artillery. In the United
Kingdom the M4 was dubbed the Sherman after Union
Tecumseh Sherman, following the British practice of naming its
American-built tanks after famous American
Civil War generals. Subsequently the British name found its way into common
use in the US. Following World War II the M4 medium tank was used by the US
until the end of the Korean
War. Many nations continued to use the tank in both training and combat
roles into the late 20th century.