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« Reply #17250 on: 28-03-2020, 09:03:44 »


The Reich Chancellery garage, April-May 1945.
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According to Alkett's last production report, 48 x StuH and 48 x StuG III were completed in April 1945 with the help of the tank crews. Vehicles left the Spandau factory on 24 April 1945, assigned to H-Stu.Gesch.Bde.249. During the last days of the war, the unit "accounted for 180 Russian tanks".

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #17251 on: 29-03-2020, 09:03:51 »


Uuksujärvi, 3 September 1944.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #17252 on: 30-03-2020, 09:03:02 »


Nettunes, April 1944.
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One of eleven Universal Carriers collected from Aprillia. These overhauled carriers were assigned to Panzer-Abteilung 103, under "captured vehicles subunit".

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #17253 on: 30-03-2020, 19:03:19 »

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #17254 on: 31-03-2020, 08:03:41 »


Knocked out Jagdpanzer 38(t) (BMM, 08-09.44 prod.). Mutzig, November 1944.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #17255 on: 01-04-2020, 08:04:13 »


3rd Ukrainian Front heading towards Budapest, December 1944.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #17256 on: 02-04-2020, 10:04:11 »


Tiger (01.44 prod.) from 2./schwere Panzerabteilung 502. Narva, March 1944.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #17257 on: 02-04-2020, 13:04:39 »


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Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 MT-227 in Suulajärvi airfield, May 1944.

In June 17th 1944 the flight's vice leader Urho Sarjamo was shot down in this plane. Plane's remains fell on MT-299, flown by Lauri Nissinen. Both planes exploded on impact and the pilots were killed.

Sarjamo scored 12,5 victories in total. (Brewster 6.5, Messerschmitt 6).

Nissinen (Knight of the Mannerheim Cross # 69) flew some 300 missions and scored 32,5 victories in total. (Fokker 4, Brewster 22,5, Messerschmitt 6).

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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #17259 on: 03-04-2020, 06:04:13 »


Destroyed Panthers (M.A.N., 10-11.44 prod.) from SS-Pz.Rgt. 12. Lausdell, 19 December 1944.
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"On 18 December 1944, we carried out the ill-fated attack on Krinkelt–Rocherath, a perfect “Panzer graveyard.” The tanks of 1. Kompanie led the way, followed by our Kompanie under Brödel. I was lined up behind [SS-Oberscharführer Johann] Beutelhauser’s tank, my Zug leader. When I got to the vicinity of the church, I saw a theater of horror. Beutelhauser’s tank was hit in front of me. I could barely make out the position of the enemy antitank gun that hit him. Beutelhauser was able to jump off his tank and get to safety. I moved my tank to the protection of a house, unaware of what I would do next. Next to me was Brödel’s burning tank; he was slumped lifeless in the turret. Along the road in front of me, all the tanks had been knocked out and four of them were burning. Only one tank was still moving, I think Freier’s, and it withdrew towards the battalion command post under my covering fire.
The surviving Panzer crews used this opportunity to withdraw under the protection of our tank, barely avoiding being taken prisoner by the encircling American riflemen. [Battalion commander] Jürgensen’s tank showed up behind me. I was determined to get out of this hopeless situation and withdrew back beyond the cross-roads. But the crossroads were targeted by the American antitank gun. The first round missed and the second struck the track and hull on the side. Luckily none of the crew was killed. The radio was wrecked and the track broken. I followed Jürgensen’s instructions and backed up; the track slipped off and the tank bogged down once the road-wheels reached the mud." - Willi Fischer, a Panther commander, 3./SS-Pz.Rgt. 12
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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #17261 on: 04-04-2020, 07:04:35 »


Mezhdunarodny prospekt, Leningrad. January 1944.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #17262 on: 05-04-2020, 00:04:55 »

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‘No Way Out’. Sgt J D Eilbeck uses a portrait of Adolf Hitler to make a ‘no exit’ sign at 156th Brigade HQ, 3 – 4 April 1945.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #17263 on: 05-04-2020, 08:04:41 »


Sandbag armour blown away by Panzerfaust. March 14, 1945.

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"If the bags did nothing more, they were certainly a morale factor as the crews were thoroughly impressed with them."
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #17264 on: 06-04-2020, 07:04:32 »


schwere Panzerjägerabteilung 525 in Italy 1944.