Infantry Anti-Tank Tactics In Northwest Europe - 1944 & 1945

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Infantry Anti-Tank Tactics In Northwest Europe - 1944 & 1945

Post by Richard Stone » 14 May 2020 03:34

The four attached reports describe the methods used by US infantry units to battle German panzers in Northwest Europe during 1944 and 1945.

All of the reports were collected from the US Army publication ‘Battle Experiences’. The publication date of each report is listed in the attachment title.
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BattExp- Inftry FightingPanzers - 18 August 1944 .png
BattExp- InftryFightingPanzers- 24 January 1945 .png
BattExp- Inftry FightingPanzers -31 August 1944 .png
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Re: Infantry Anti-Tank Tactics In Northwest Europe - 1944 & 1945

Post by Sheldrake » 14 May 2020 09:16

Thanks. Interesting to nore references to rifle grenades. Were these HEAT anti tank grenades?

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Re: Infantry Anti-Tank Tactics In Northwest Europe - 1944 & 1945

Post by LineDoggie » 15 May 2020 10:19

Sheldrake wrote:
14 May 2020 09:16
Thanks. Interesting to nore references to rifle grenades. Were these HEAT anti tank grenades?
M9A1 A/T Grenade
https://www.lexpev.nl/grenades/americas ... 9a1at.html

https://bulletpicker.com/grenade_-rifle ... -m9a1.html
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Re: Infantry Anti-Tank Tactics In Northwest Europe - 1944 & 1945

Post by Richard Stone » 15 May 2020 18:52

Attached are another four reports that describe the methods used by US infantry units to battle German panzers in Northwest Europe during 1944 and 1945.

These reports were collected from the US Army publication ‘Battle Experiences’. The publication date of each report is listed in the attachment title.
BattExp- InftryFightingPanzers- 30 September 1944 - Bazooka.png
BattExp- InftryFightingPanzers- 22 October 1944- Woods.png
BattExp- Inftry FightingPanzers - 31 January 1945 .png
BattExp- InftryFightingPanzers - 5 May 1945 -WP.png
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Re: Infantry Anti-Tank Tactics In Northwest Europe - 1944 & 1945

Post by Richard Anderson » 15 May 2020 19:26

Richard Stone wrote:
14 May 2020 03:34
The four attached reports describe the methods used by US infantry units to battle German panzers in Northwest Europe during 1944 and 1945.
I note there is no mention of the 2d ID's Anti-tank Cows employed at Krinkelt-Rocherath, which seems a huge oversight. :D
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Re: Infantry Anti-Tank Tactics In Northwest Europe - 1944 & 1945

Post by OldBill » 16 May 2020 23:41

Interesting, they used bayonets and pistols in addition to other weapons. These reports you are giving us are quite good, Thank You for taking the time to do this.

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Re: Infantry Anti-Tank Tactics In Northwest Europe - 1944 & 1945

Post by Richard Stone » 17 May 2020 19:03

Attached are another four reports that describe the methods used by US infantry units to battle German panzers in Northwest Europe during 1944 and 1945.

These reports were collected from the US Army publication ‘Battle Experiences’. The publication date of each report is listed in the attachment title.
BattExp- Inftry FightingPanzers - 4 February 1945.png
BattExp- InftryFightingPanzers- 24 February 1945.png
BattExp- InftryFightingPanzers- 6 November 1944 - Woods.png
BattExp- InftryFightingPanzers - 25 February 1945 - Artillery.png
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Re: Infantry Anti-Tank Tactics In Northwest Europe - 1944 & 1945

Post by Richard Stone » 20 May 2020 00:09

Attached are the final 5 reports for this subject. These reports were collected from the US Army publication ‘Battle Experiences’. The publication date of each report is listed in the attachment title.

I hope the site members found these reports informative and useful. The reports show the Army units conducted a much more organized and dedicated anti-tank effort than written about in many books.

I post further reports about this subject if I encounter them in my research.
BattExp- Inftry FightingPanzers - 22 February 1945.png
BattExp- InftryFightingPanzers - 5 April 1945 - WP.png
BattExp- InftryFightingPanzers - 14 February 1945 - Flares.png
BattExp- InftryFightingPanzers- 24 December 1944 - Bazooka.png
BattExp- InftryFightingPanzers- 30 September 1944- Bazooka.png
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Re: Infantry Anti-Tank Tactics In Northwest Europe - 1944 & 1945

Post by Richard Stone » 03 Jun 2020 17:27

Attached are another five reports that describe the methods used by US infantry units to battle German panzers in Northwest Europe during 1944 and 1945.

These reports were collected from the US Army publication ‘Battle Experiences’. The publication date of each report is listed in the attachment title.

The text hidden by the 'Declassified' stamp can be read by enlarging the attachment.
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BattExp- Inftry FightingPanzers -27 October 1944.png
BattExp- Inftry FightingPanzers -22 January 1945.png
BattExp- Inftry FightingPanzers -12 January 1945.png
BattExp- Inftry FightingPanzers -31 January 1945 .png
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Re: Infantry Anti-Tank Tactics In Northwest Europe - 1944 & 1945

Post by Richard Stone » 17 Jun 2020 05:14

Attached are another three reports that describe the methods used by US infantry units to battle German panzers in Northwest Europe during 1944 and 1945.

These reports were collected from the US Army publication ‘Battle Experiences’. The publication date of each report is listed in the attachment title.
BattExp- Inftry FightingPanzers -13 January 1945.png
BattExp- InftryFightingPanzers - 15 January 1945.png
BattExp- Inftry FightingPanzers - 31 October 1944.png
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Re: Infantry Anti-Tank Tactics In Northwest Europe - 1944 & 1945

Post by Richard Stone » 27 Jul 2020 04:15

Attached is a new report for this subject. The report was collected from the US Army publication ‘Battle Experiences’ and its publication date is listed in the attachment title.
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