Tank destroyed by direct firing artillery

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Tank destroyed by direct firing artillery

Post by Tommy R » 28 Jun 2019 08:02

Any more information about this?
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SA-kuva: 161007
Panssariritareita: Luutnantti Jukka Rousi Jyväskylästä, joka tuhosi kenttäkanuunalla suoralla suuntauksella vihollisen panssarivaunun T-34 Uudenkirkon maastossa.
Tienhaaran maasto III/3 Pr. 1944.08.08
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Re: Tank destroyed by direct firing artillery

Post by Seppo Koivisto » 29 Jun 2019 13:23

It seems that that day Tank Destruction Badges were awarded. The Finnish badge was also awarded to anti-tank units. The photographer seems to call them Panzerknights.

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SA-kuva 161009. Panssariritareita: Tykkikomppanian päällikkö on ojentanut panssarimerkin alikersantti Forstenille. Tienhaaran maasto III/3 Pr. 1944.08.08

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SA-kuva 161008. Panssariritareita: Alikersantti Eino Forsten Porista, joka tuhosi kevyellä panssaritorjuntatykillä vihollispanssarin T-26 Tammisuolla.

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SA-kuva 161010. Panssariritareita: Korpraali Kaarlo Piipari Hirvensalmelta, tuhosi vihollispanssarin ”nyrkillä”.

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SA-kuva 161011. Panssariritareita: Vänrikki Yrjö Salmela Merikarvialta kertoo: ”Kyllä nyrkilläkin tekee selvää jälkeä. Harmittaa vain, että alkuinnostuksessa tuli turhaan tuhottua vaunuja käyttökelvottomaksi. Seuraavalla kerralla otetaan niitä elävältä kiinni.”

https://www.sotasampo.fi/fi/photographs ... uva_155531

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Re: Tank destroyed by direct firing artillery

Post by Mangrove » 29 Jun 2019 14:01

Tommy R wrote:
28 Jun 2019 08:02
Any more information about this?
From 6./3.Pr's war diary on 16 and 17 June 1944:
"16 June 1944. [...] 7.45 p.m. Contacted Colonel Savonjousi, CO of 3. Prikaati, who subordinated retreating Lt. Röppönen's company to the 6th Company of the 3. Prikaati. Two 75mm anti-tank guns and two regimental guns were as well subordinated [to the company] and aimed towards the main road.
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17 June 1944. 2.30 a.m. The first armour vehicles appeared to the south side of the clearing. Our own artillery fired concentrations and [?] shots against the vehicles. This usually caused them to retreat for cover for 10 to 15 minutes. The greatest number of armour vehicles to appear at a single moment was six vehicles. The artillery immobilised two of them. The vehicles couldn't advance to our positions because the bridges crossing the stream in front of us had been blown up. [...]"

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Re: Tank destroyed by direct firing artillery

Post by Tommy R » 29 Jun 2019 16:28

Thanks! It seems that 3.Pr. Kev.Psto had 12 105H33s, one of which he seem to be standing in front of (actually the first photo I've seen of one of those in SA-kuva, nice!), so I guess they were using some lighter guns from the Tyk.K?

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Re: Tank destroyed by direct firing artillery

Post by Juha Tompuri » 01 Jul 2019 20:09

Another case at Uuksujoki:
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Re: Tank destroyed by direct firing artillery

Post by Mangrove » 02 Jul 2019 06:13

Juha Tompuri wrote:
01 Jul 2019 20:09
Another case at Uuksujoki:
From 3./KTR 3's war diary:
"7 July 1944. [...] 12.20 a.m. Three armoured vehicles appeared having crossed the river using the bridge. Platoon leader blew up the bridge. More vehicles were approaching, but couldn't cross [the bridge]. Captain Jänne had just arrived to the battalion command post from an observation post when the armours advanced along the road. One of the armours, the last one, was destroyed at the command post. The two armours went past [the command post]. The other one returned back after a while and it too was destroyed. The third one was destroyed at Uuksujoki. [...]"

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Re: Tank destroyed by direct firing artillery

Post by Seppo Koivisto » 03 Jul 2019 19:37

According to the article Panssarintorjunta kenttätykistön epäsuorin ammunnoin by M. Rautonen, during the Soviet attack in 1944, in the area of 4th Army Corps 5 tanks were destroyed by direct fire by field artillery. Individual 76 K/02, 76 K/36 or 155 H/17 guns or half batteries. Totally field artillery destroyed over 90 tanks.
https://journal.fi/ta/article/view/47420/13295 page 150

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Re: Tank destroyed by direct firing artillery

Post by Mangrove » 03 Jul 2019 19:52

Seppo Koivisto wrote:
03 Jul 2019 19:37
According to the article Panssarintorjunta kenttätykistön epäsuorin ammunnoin by M. Rautonen, during the Soviet attack in 1944, in the area of 4th Army Corps 5 tanks were destroyed by direct fire by field artillery.
- List of armoured vehicles damaged and destroyed by IV Corps' artillery in June and July 1944 from Jokelainen's thesis.

- List of armoured vehicles damaged and destroyed by Finnish artillery between June and October 1944 from Rautonen's thesis.

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