Destroyed Panzer V and the corpse of an American soldier in Normandy

Panzer V


The destroyed Panzer V medium tank Panther Ausf. A and the corpse of the deceased American soldier from the team 60mm M1 “Bazooka” in Normandy (France). This is one of the four “Panthers” from the 1st Battalion of the 24th Panzer Regiment of the 116 Panzer Division of the Wehrmacht, who were killed on 2 August 1944 in the area of ​​La Cour-Coulouvray-Boisbenâtre in battle against the units of the 3rd Armored Division of the United States. During the battle on the American side, 19 Sherman tanks, 4 all-terrain vehicles and 20 trucks were destroyed (Combat Journal of the 116th Panzer Division No. 23).

 

 

Location: France
Date: July 1944

In : 1944

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