Medium Light Tank Personnel WWII

Aug 2019
3
Calgary, CANADA
#1
Hello. I am looking for information on a Major Lawrence L. Lynne, with the Medium Light Tanks, US Army, during WWII. He was the fiancé of Elsie Phyllis James, of Banff, Alberta (part of a study I am working on commemorating Canadian women who died during WWII for a possible website.) I found some newspaper articles noting the major's name and location -- being Vancouver, BC and then Bellingham, Washington.

Miss James died of complications to thyroid surgery in Winnipeg, Manitoba June 3, 1943. She was an only child and her mother was deeply distressed, dedicating her life to remembering her only daughter.

I am wondering how Miss James and Major Lynne could have met, thus my interest in the Medium Light Tanks, US Army. Any assistance would be welcome.

Best regards,
Anne
www.whatsinastory.ca
www.thetyphoonproject.org
James, Elsie August 29 1955.jpg
 

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Nemowork

Ad Honorem
Jan 2011
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#2
Is 'medium light tanks' an actual unit designation?
It sounds more like a wartime censored description of his duties. This man is on heavy bombers, this man is on light patrol boats etc.

If he was in /Canada as an American tank officer he may have been involved in the delivery and training of US armour used by the Canadians
 
Aug 2019
3
Calgary, CANADA
#3
Thank you for your reply. Yes, from what I can tell, Medium LIght Tanks is a description of the type of tank -- but not a unit, as far as I can figure out. This was noted in another one of the documents I discovered. However, Major Lynne's name was misspelled a few times in different documents, too. Makes sense he was part of delivery or training.
 

Chlodio

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Aug 2016
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#4
Bellingham, Washington and Vancouver, BC are not far apart. One possible reason for an American to be in Canada at that time was the construction of the Alaska-Canada Highway, which technically only existed much farther north, but there could have been peripheral operations in the Seattle-Vancouver area.

The tank training theory is a good one. I'm just throwing this idea out there as a second choice.
 

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