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« Reply #17145 on: 24-01-2020, 09:01:25 »


France 1940.

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« Reply #17146 on: 25-01-2020, 08:01:57 »


Säkkijärvi, 30 August 1941.


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« Reply #17147 on: 25-01-2020, 10:01:19 »

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« Reply #17149 on: 27-01-2020, 08:01:16 »


IS wreck from the 99 Guards Heavy Tank Regiment. This was one of three IS-2s flanked by StuG.Lehr.Brig. 920, at the range of 600 meters in Łapanów-Trzciana, 20 January 1945.

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StuG.Lehr.Brig. 920 was nearly destroyed in the beginning of the Soviet Vistula offensive, and after short re-grouping the unit was ordered to the Oder under the leadership of Major Kapp - "destroying 36 enemy tanks 3 guns and immobilizing a further 3 tanks in one day, while suffering a loss of a single gun of its own".

The brigade was virtually wiped out during the battle for Berlin, and the remnants surrendered on 27 April 1945 close to Halbe, ending up in Tangermünde on 6th of May. The unit commander Wolfgang Kapp passed away in November 2003 at age of 89.

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« Reply #17150 on: 28-01-2020, 08:01:24 »


Echt 1945.

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« Reply #17151 on: 28-01-2020, 19:01:09 »

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« Reply #17152 on: 29-01-2020, 07:01:19 »


Damaged Jagdpanther - from Pz.Lhr.Rgt. 130 or 2./s.Pz.Abt 507 - abandoned by the crew. Lower Saxony, April 1945.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #17153 on: 29-01-2020, 20:01:05 »


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The American pilot Major J. D. McFarlane had to make an emergency landing with his Mustang fighter by Søllested on Lolland. Here he is seen in Copenhagen and on his way to Sweden. In the picture is a German pilot officer (right).

Photographed by the members of the Danish resistance.

March 1945.


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #17154 on: 30-01-2020, 06:01:50 »


Kreul, 29 March 1945.

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« Reply #17156 on: 31-01-2020, 08:01:47 »


Panther Ausf. G (M.A.N., 03.1945 prod.) from 17.Pz.Div. destroyed by a T-34-85 from the 2. Tank Battalion of the 1st Czechoslovak Independent Tank Brigade. Štítná, April 1945.

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The KO shot penetrated the reinforced 'chin' mantlet at the range of 200 meters - and as seen here, Panthers's tendency to catch fire after being hit remained, until the war's end (something that Panther commanders, and even Guderian himself, noted in their memoirs).

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« Reply #17158 on: 01-02-2020, 09:02:31 »


On road to Coblenz, 9 March 1945. 

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« Reply #17159 on: 02-02-2020, 08:02:01 »


South-west corner of Berlin, April 1945.

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According to the strength report from 13 April 1945, Pz.Dv. "Müncheberg" was equipped with 10 (combat-ready) x Tiger I.
Five were reported as a loss between 15-17 April during the Battle of the Seelow Heights, and the remaining five were destroyed in the south/south-west of Berlin and the Tiergarten by the end of April.