US World War II tank dredged from Manila Bay 09/23/2009 | 05:34 PM
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine coast guard says the wreckage of a US tank has been dredged from Manila Bay's muddy seafloor more than 60 years after the end of World War II.
Spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Armand Balilo said Wednesday the M4A1 Sherman tank was accidentally discovered Saturday stuck in mud 15 to 20 feet (4.5 to 6 meters) underwater by a dredging company near the mouth of Pasig River.
Balilo says there appears to be no human remains inside the tank. It was discovered without its turret and tracks.
He says a Japanese 105 mm cannon was recovered nearby in July.
Manila was the scene of heavy fighting between US and Japanese forces during the liberation of the Philippines in 1945, and war-era arms and ammunition have been found in the city. - AP
That's a Sherman alright...i wonder if they also dug in Talisay, Cebu city..there's a place called Tangke, Talisay..i heard that the place was one of the many amphibious landings the americans made when they liberated cebu