This comes from a short essay by Norbert Számvéber
As the Hungarian Army was short of AT arty and armored assets it seemed wise to boost the troops’ morale with a promise of land. At the end of SEP44 the government accepted resolution 3480/1944 ME. Its first paragraph stated that “Any fighting man who knocks out a tank of the enemy during the course of individual combat is entitled to obtain 7 acres of arable land of at least mediocre quality for each tank. If the warrior loses his life his family is entitled to obtain 14 acres of such land.” This deed could be done in ground combat with weapons like Panzerfaust, Panzerschreck, handgrenade batch etc. In case of AT arty only the <marksman> was entitled for the land. The resolution became effective on 30SEP44. The following records were found in the Military Archives:
1 – Gyula Ács, Cpl. of the RH 1st AT Detachment on 25OCT44 near Újtövisfalva. Soviet tanks attacked the detachment’s positions and Ács knocked out a T-34 from a distance of 10 meters with a Pzfaust. He was killed by the Soviet infantry escort.
2 – Vendel Almási, Cpl. of the RH 2nd MtnBde HvyATCoy on 31OCT44 as <marksman> of a 75mm gun. His gun knocked out two tanks on that day and one more the next day; 1 T-34 and 2 lend-lease M2s
3 – József Domonkos, Cpl. of the RH 1st ParaReg HQCoy on 6JAN45 at 4:00 a.m. near Párkánynána. He knocked out an attacking Soviet tank from 30 meters with a Pz-faust.
4 – Kálmán Dózsa, Cpl. of the RH 11th InfReg HvyATCoy on 22OCT44 between 16:00-17:00 near Hill 813 at Ossza-telep. His gun knocked out an M4 Sherman with two shots.
5 – Sándor Gyõri, Pvt. of the RH 25th InfReg 2nd Btn AT platoon on 20JAN45 at 17:30 near Balatonzamárdi. He knocked out a reconnoitering Soviet tank using a Pz-schreck.
6 – József Hóbor, Pvt. of the RH 1st AT Detachment on 25OCT44 near Újtövisfalva. He knocked out a T-34 attacking the bridgehead from 20 meters using a Pz-faust.
7 – János Jákli, Pvt. of the RF VIII/5 AA Bty on 26NOV44 at 14:15 near Királyhelmec as <marksman>. His gun knocked out a Soviet tank. Jákli is MIA.
8 – János Keresztesi, Pvt. of RH 2nd MtnBde HvyATCoy on 1NOV44 at 11:00 a.m. near Alsóbaskócz as <marksman>. His 75mm AT gun knocked out an M2 light tank out of five attacking vehicles.
9 – Vince Kiss, Pvt. of the RH 25th InfReg 2nd Btn AT platoon on 20JAN45 at 17:00 near Balatonzamárdi. knocked out a reconnoitering Soviet tank using a Pz-schreck.
10 – Imre Kocsis, Sgt. of the RH 1st ParaReg HQ Coy on 6JAN45 near Párkánynána. He knocked out two attacking Soviet tanks from 80 meters.
11 – József Kovács, Cpl. of the RH 25th InfDiv HvyATCoy mid-DEC44 near Jászárokszállás. His gun knocked out two KV-1s and prevented the attacking Soviet forces from taking German positions.
12 – Endre László, Cpl. of the RH 1st HussarBtn 1st Coy on
CT44 near the bridge of Szentes. In the cover of the dyke of the Tisza he knocked out a T-34 from 20 meters using a Pz-faust.
13 – Ferenc Mester, Cpl. of the RH III/1 Independent Mot Medium Howitzer Btn.on 29OCT44 at 17:00 south of Kecskemét. Under the cover of dusk darkness with a Pz-faust he knocked out a T-34 in a Soviet column on the highway to Budapest.
14 – József Molnár, Sgt. of the RH IV/1 Indep. Bicycle Engineer Coy on
CT44 south of Dévaványa. As a member of the combat group of RH 20th InfDiv he knocked out a T-34 out of three attacking Soviet tanks near a brick factory using a Pz-faust.
15 – Károly Molnár, Pvt. of the RH 1st ParaReg 1st Btn on 3NOV44 after 10:00 a.m. east of Dunaharaszti. His 88mm gun knocked out the leading vehicle of an advancing Soviet medium tank column on the Alsónémedi-Dunaharaszti highway following a short firefight.
16 – Olivér Rácz, Cpl. of the RH 1st ParaReg 2nd Btn 4th Coy on 12DEC44 in the evening near Fót. He knocked out a T-34 out of four attacking Soviet tanks using a Pz-faust.
17 – István Sebõk, Cpl. of the RH Gendarme MP Btn 2nd Rifle Coy on 27NOV44 12kms south of Pécs. He knocked out the leading T-34 of an advancing Soviet tank column from 5 (yes, five) meters. The tank went on for another 10 meters before running into the ditch and exploding. The other 8 vehicles of the column were destroyed by German JagdPzs.
18 – Ágoston Sike, Cpl. of the RH 1st Hussar ArtyBtn 2nd Bty on 3NOV44 near Bugyi. His light howitzer knocked out a T-34.
19 – János Szilágyi, Lt. CO of the RH 25th InfReg 3rd Btn 9th Coy in JAN45 near Siófok. As CO of the Coy attacking Balatikiliti he knocked out a Soviet tank from 30 steps distance using a Pz-faust.
20 – János Vujevics, Pvt. of the 1st AT Detachment on 25OCT44 near Újtövisfalva. One attacking Soviet tank stopped 150 meters from his detachment’s position and kept it under fire. Vujevics crawled forward and knocked out the T-34 from 20-30 meters with a Pz-schreck. Then he crawled back to Coy HQ. When another T-34 stopped 50 meters from the HQ and opened fire on it he crawled again and destroyed this tank from 10-15 meters with his Pz-schreck. (Hm…Serbian Boy, what do you think about this?)
21 – István Záhonyi, Cpl. of the RH 2nd MtnBde HvyATCoy on 31OCT44 at 12:30. A dozen Soviet tanks and two infantry Coys were attacking Alsóbaskócz. Záhonyi kept cool under enemy fire and within 30 minutes his gun knocked out a T-34 and two M2s.
This is what remained in the archives. The Szálasi government “postponed” handing over the lands granted under this resolution. Anyway, Soviet armor losses in Hungary were around 3900 vehicles (based on comparison of Soviet and Hungaro-German figures) out of which 2500 were total write-offs.
Well, Alex... this is perhaps not what you wanted but only this was available.