M3 Lee Tank at Camp Polk, LA - 1942
The 3AD would not see a Sherman until late in 1943 in England.
||Comment from Dan Fong, Web
Staff: The M3 Lee and M3 Grant tanks
were both built during the period of June 1941 to Aug 1942. The
difference was the turret and stowage, which was to British specifications
on the Grant. But the British used both Lee and Grant, largely
in Africa. The US used the Lee, but only briefly in Africa and
the Pacific. By the time the 3AD began training in England in
Sept 1943, the Lee had been replaced by the Sherman. As for the
guns on the Lee: the turret gun is a 37mm M6 and the larger gun
in the hull is the 75mm M2. The small turret machine gun is a
.30 cal M1919A4. There is a .30 cal coax machine gun mounted
next to the 37mm and 2 more .30 cals mounted in the front of
the hull below the driver's vision port.