s.SS-Pz.Abt. 101 Tigers pictures in Normandy...

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s.SS-Pz.Abt. 101 Tigers pictures in Normandy...

Post by Bayerlein spirit » 16 Jul 2003 14:21

The First Time in Normandy


1.... 4 Tigers destroyed in Villers Bocage city.


2....This s.SS-Pz.Abt. 101 Tiger (probably n°112) was destroyed in Villers-Bocage, June 13, 1944

3....The same view in august 1944

Other tiger on the road near Tracy Bocage few km of Villers ( http://www.thirdreichforum.com/viewtopi ... 79&start=0 ), have you others wreck pictures ? :D
Which of them was recovered?

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Post by Korbius » 16 Jul 2003 14:29

Were these Tigers disabled by air attacks or is it from a direct engagement with other tanks?

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Post by KalaVelka » 16 Jul 2003 15:28

it looks like direct clash with enemy armor.

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Cromwell

Post by Bayerlein spirit » 16 Jul 2003 18:07

1...May be the same officer with German tankers siphoning fuel from a
knocked-out M4A4 sherman "Firefly"

2...Cromwell destroyed in Villers Bocage 13 06 44
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Post by Michael Kenny » 16 Jul 2003 23:15

Fred Wittmann's Tiger was moved from its position and recovered. Look on page 68 of Tigres Au Combat and you will see this photo of the shop behind the Tiger. It is a very poor quality picture but as this shop was completely demolished on the night of 30th July the photo must have been taken before then and note the Tiger is no longer there. It was recovered.
The men you say are siphoning petrol from the Sherman are in fact Paratroopers or Luftwaffe personel and are just looking over the Sherman. Taylor in his book on Villers mixed up 2 seperate sets of photos showing this Firefly. In one set there are German Tankers climbing all over the Firefly but this set of the Luftwaffe men was taken later.
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101 SS

Post by Bayerlein spirit » 17 Jul 2003 07:42

Hi Michael

Yes...sorry... paratroopers looking over the Firefly, not Tiger crew but the german officer seems to be twin, same attitude...

Find here famous pictures of destroyed british column..and Villers Bocage after 30th 06 1944 bombing...
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Post by Bayerlein spirit » 17 Jul 2003 09:16

:)
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Wittman patrol

Post by Bayerlein spirit » 17 Jul 2003 13:21

Hi Michael

What about Wittmann tragedy...

4 tigers destroyed in Cintheaux ( Destroyed on August 8 in death of Michael Wittmann Famous history )

With great source : http://www.angelfire.com/al4/mldgbox/index-bw.html , nice work really :wink:

Find here my suggestion :

1...Wreck of 007 with situation map

2...Map with aerial view ( I rotate 180° the 4 RAF reconnaissance photo taken August 9 of the battlefield near Gaumesnil + for example : one aerial view of Russian front tiger.... I think it's really these four Tigers

3...View of 314 destroyed

Fred
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Post by Michael Kenny » 17 Jul 2003 19:12

These carrier photos are often said to be those from Villers Bocage but they are not.
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Continued.................

Post by Michael Kenny » 17 Jul 2003 19:17

Note that in this photo you can see the number '67' on the rear. This is the marking of an Infantry Division and thus it can not be from 7th Armoured Division. It seems it is a Mortar section. They are not from the action at Villers.
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Post by Michael Kenny » 17 Jul 2003 19:21

This Tiger has the Feifel Air Filters fitted and thus it is not the type used in Normandy
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Post by Michael Kenny » 17 Jul 2003 19:32

This is not from Villers Bocage either.
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Post by Michael Kenny » 17 Jul 2003 19:35

And that sign you posted, here is where it is from............
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So

Post by Bayerlein spirit » 17 Jul 2003 20:07

to illustrate aerial view of a Tiger... :?

Russia ( 1942 ).....
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Post by Michael Kenny » 17 Jul 2003 20:32

OK got it now. You just posted it as an example and did not say it was in Normandy.

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