Summer 1944 Tiger/Crew Loss Rates 502 S.Pz.Abt.

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Summer 1944 Tiger/Crew Loss Rates 502 S.Pz.Abt.

Post by Miles Krogfus » 03 Nov 2016 19:06

Using 502 Tiger Abt. documents, here are the loss rates for Tigers and their crews for the period of June 24 through August 25,1944.

June 24-30: # combat days 5, # Tigers involved 96, # Tigers "Totalausfalle" 3, other Tigers hit by shots/mines 6, Killed/Seriously Wounded 0/13.
July 4-27: # combat days 11, # involved Tigers 170, # "Totalausfalle" 3, # others struck 10, # K/W 3/10.
July 20-August 6: # combat days 12, # involved Tigers 92, # "Totalausfalle" 2, # other Tigers struck 5, # K/W 5/4.
August 7-25: # combat days 6, # involved Tigers 98, # "Totalausfalle" 4, # other Tigers struck 7, # K/W 7/16.

Totals: combat days 34, Tigers involved 436 with 2180 crew, "Totalausfalle" 12, other Tigers hit 28, K/W 15/43.

Tigers lost per a combat .0275% , crew killed .00688%, others seriously wounded .01975 %.
Not quite 3% of Tigers involved per a combat were lost, less than 1% killed and almost 2% seriously wounded.

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Re: Summer 1944 Tiger/Crew Loss Rates 502 S.Pz.Abt.

Post by Miles Krogfus » 15 Jul 2019 18:13

In the above post I used primary German documents and refrained from speculation, so the figures I gave here differ from such secondary material as books in the series "Tigers in Combat."

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Re: Summer 1944 Tiger/Crew Loss Rates 502 S.Pz.Abt.

Post by Michael Kenny » 15 Jul 2019 18:19

Miles Krogfus wrote:
15 Jul 2019 18:13
In the above post I used primary German documents and refrained from speculation, so the figures I gave here differ from such secondary material as books in the series "Tigers in Combat."
Why did you leave out the MIA and wounded still with the Unit? Do you not think the Tigers listed as 'knocked out by enemy fire' (6 in the period June 24th-30th & 10 for July 4th-27th)should also be included?

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Re: Summer 1944 Tiger/Crew Loss Rates 502 S.Pz.Abt.

Post by Miles Krogfus » 19 Jul 2019 01:57

June 24-30: 6 Tigers unit workshop repaired, 3 "Totalausfalle," 13 men "Verwundet/Lazarett," 15 Wounded "bei der Truppe," 3 MIA.
July 4-27: 10 Tigers unit repaired, 3 Tigers "Totalausfalle," 10 W Lazarett, 18 W stayed with the unit. 0 MIA.
July 28-August 6: 5 Tigers unit repaired, 2 "Totalausfalle," 4 W Lazarett, 10 minor W stayed with unit, 0 MIA.
August 7-25: 7 Tigers "durch Beschuss ausgefallen . . . in der Werkstatt bis auf 2 Tiger repariert." 4 "Totalausfalle," 16 men "Verwundet/Lazarett," 14 Wounded "bei der Truppe," 0 MIA.
Killed men given in my first post. The attachment illustrates the busy repair/replacement of parts work done in the unit workshop during this period.
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