After accident in York, World War I-era tank became exhibit in Centre County museum
This World War I-era tank, sitting in a military museum in Centre County, has an interesting link to York County. “Era” is correct. The tank was built after the war ended. Also of interest: York County’s BAE links BMY and Bofors and battered vehicles in Bair and Torpedo, bomb loader, made in York, Pa., turns up in Tennessee and Jeep prototype has York County WWII roots.
Spring Grove’s Lance Krout recently visited the Pennsylvania Military Museum / 28th Infantry Division Shrine near State College, where he spotted a World War I tank that carries a York County-related story.
The tank was used for parades until it struck a parked vehicle in a York event in the 1960s… .
This exhibit label tells a bit about the World War I tank.
“I spoke to the gentleman in charge of the museum, and he advised they have never been able to verify the story… ,” Krout stated.
So he’s trying to prove it to be true. If you can help Lance, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile, he’s going to roll some newspaper microfilm at the York County Heritage Trust.
But a big question remains.
Did the tank carry collision insurance?