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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by Cult Icon » 26 Oct 2021 17:53

While reading histories in "Funklenkpanzer" (Jaugitz) it states on pg. 278 that on Feb 24, 1944 the company (3./ schwere Panzer-Abteilung 508) recorded that it had two successful men, a Unteroffizier Zinn with 11 American tank kills and Feldwebel Hammerschmidt with 6 more as a result of earlier fighting.

Feb 16-Feb 24, 1944

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by Cult Icon » 26 Oct 2021 18:29

Tigers in Combat I, pg. 322 says:

Feb 21, 1944 : Oberleutnant Stein knocks out 3 Shermans

Feb 24, 1944: 3./schwere Panzer-Abteilung 508 destroys 17 US tanks

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by Gastolli » 26 Oct 2021 18:45

Hello, they were Uffz. Franz Zint (he fell on May 24th, 1944) and Uffz. Fritz Hammerschmidt.
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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by Cult Icon » 26 Oct 2021 18:49

Thanks Gastolli!

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by alcius » 09 Jun 2022 15:46

I have a number panzer aces:
Georg Schafer - pzrgt 1- 41 kills
Wilhelm Gunther - pzrgt 2 - 42 kills
Helmut Kauermann - pzrgt 2 - 52ca
Richard Siebenthaler - pzrgt 2 - +50 kills
Josef Czerny - pzrgt 3 - 100/120 ca
Erich Kessler - pzrgt 3 -11 ca

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by carius » 12 Jun 2022 09:13

Lance Corporal Veikko Leppäkoski - 3 KV-1 and 6 T-34 tanks (PaK-40 gunner)

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 22 Jun 2022 11:10

Gentlemen, at last something new for 2022! Alcius,welcome to the forum.

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by carius » 22 Jun 2022 13:13

Edward L. Hsiao wrote:
22 Jun 2022 11:10
Gentlemen, at last something new for 2022! Alcius,welcome to the forum.

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by alcius » 23 Jun 2022 15:53

Others aces
I don't know if they have already been entered

Johann Eggers - pzrgt 6 - gunner -46 kills
Albert Blaich - pzrgt 6 - 26 kills
Nils Rosen - pzrgt 6 - swedish volunteeers - 25/30 kills
Clemens Graf von kageneck - +30 kills
18 kills - pzrgt6 - +12 kills -spzabt503

Hans Kurnsten - pzrgt 7 - +20 kills
Georg Kolodziejczyk - pzrgt 15 - 120 kills
Hellmuth Wierschin - pzrgt 18 - 21 kills
Claus von Lucke - pzrgt 18 - +16 kills
Oberleutnant Brauer - pzrgt 18 -23ca

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by alcius » 03 Jul 2022 17:50

Sorry for my mistake, it's not Stabsfeldwebel Hellmut Wierschin with 21 kills, but a namesake.
In Langeberger Zeitung - 6 November 1944 - page 2
https://zeitpunkt.nrw/ulbbn/periodical/zoom/1268131
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an Unteroffizier Wierschin is mentioned who destroyed 21 tanks from October to November 1944.
But Wierschin died in April 1944, so it can't be him.
If anyone has any information about this Panzerkommandant Wierschin.
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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by Gastolli » 11 Jul 2022 21:58

Hello alcius,

thank you for that link. A unknow ace with most probably "just" the EK 1. Klasse, I like these late war German newsletters. You can find several mentions of successful men (tank commanders, snipers, Panzerknacker) within that papers.

Maybe one day one can find out the identity of that Unteroffizier!

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by Gastolli » 11 Jul 2022 22:29

alcius wrote:
23 Jun 2022 15:53
Others aces
Clemens Graf von kageneck - +30 kills (18 kills - pzrgt6 - +12 kills -spzabt503)
Hans Kurnsten - pzrgt 7 - +20 kills
Oberleutnant Brauer - pzrgt 18 -23ca
Hello alcius,

thanks for this additions, but I have some questions as to the sources of that numbers.

Clemens Graf von Kageneck: 18 kills with Pz.Rgt. 6 - source?
Hans Kürsten: the 20 tanks were claimed by his platoon, not by this tank alone.
Rudolf Brauer: 23 kills - source?

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by alcius » 12 Jul 2022 10:02

Von Kageneck in french language: http://www.193945.net/perso.htm

Berlinois fils d'ouvrier, il s'enrôla dans l'armée en 1934 ou il servit à Potsdam. Durant la campagne de France, il servit comme signaleur. En Mars 42, il était de la poussée sur le Caucase et dut péniblement retraiter après la défaite de Stalingrad. Cet officier de char expérimenté avec 18 victoires fut promu commandant de l'Abteilung 503 avec le grade de capitaine. Il combattit à Koursk avec des chars Tigre. Malgré l'échec de l'offensive, il détruisit bon nombre
d'aversaires pour que ses efforts soient récompensés par la Croix de Chevalier en Décembre 43. Évacué en Allemagne pour blessures, il retourna au front russe pour les batailles
défensives de l'été 44. Les Tigre et Panther de l'Abteilung 503 détruisirent 267 chars et canons automoteurs russes àmBalabanowka le 26 Janvier 44, et cela au prix de 4 Panther et
d'un Tigre. Il fut nommé commandant d'une école de chars Tigre à Munsterlager. Capturé par les Américains, il fut interné durant trois ans puis relâché.

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by alcius » 12 Jul 2022 10:05

Brauer in Russian site: https://grossgrisly-livejournal-com.
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