SS-Ostuf. Ernst Otto, which tank id.number?

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SS-Ostuf. Ernst Otto, which tank id.number?

Post by Joda » 19 Nov 2023 15:01

Hi all,

Concerning SS-Ostuf. Ernst Otto (https://www.tracesofwar.com/persons/137 ... ment-1.htm), 4.schw./SS-Pz.Rgt.1 LSSAH, is it known the tank id.number (I suppose Panther) he was commander during Normandy campaign?

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Re: SS-Ostuf. Ernst Otto, which tank id.number?

Post by Joda » 20 Nov 2023 11:00

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Re: SS-Ostuf. Ernst Otto, which tank id.number?

Post by Georg_S » 24 Nov 2023 19:22

Joda wrote:
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Hello Joda

If he was KP Kdr of the 4.th Kompanie his tank must have had the number 411

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Re: SS-Ostuf. Ernst Otto, which tank id.number?

Post by Joda » 25 Nov 2023 13:49

Georg_S wrote:
24 Nov 2023 19:22
Joda wrote:
20 Nov 2023 11:00
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Hello Joda

If he was KP Kdr of the 4.th Kompanie his tank must have had the number 411

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Hallo Georg,
Many thanks! Much appreciated.
Was it a Tiger or Panther?
Maybe some action linked with his tank is known?
Many thanks for your help!

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Re: SS-Ostuf. Ernst Otto, which tank id.number?

Post by Georg_S » 25 Nov 2023 14:29

Hello

To my knowledge was the 4 (heavy) as you also write. So most probably Tiger I ,
Take a look at the www.axishistory.com and you will see photos of Waldemar Schütz Tiger from the 4.Kp.

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Re: SS-Ostuf. Ernst Otto, which tank id.number?

Post by Joda » 25 Nov 2023 14:43

Georg_S wrote:
25 Nov 2023 14:29
Hello

To my knowledge was the 4 (heavy) as you also write. So most probably Tiger I ,
Take a look at the www.axishistory.com and you will see photos of Waldemar Schütz Tiger from the 4.Kp.

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Thanks a lot Georg!
Just for my curiosity: is it known a list of tanks id numbers and corresponding tank commanders of SS-Pz.Rgt.1 LSSAH during 1944-45?

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Re: SS-Ostuf. Ernst Otto, which tank id.number?

Post by Michael Kenny » 25 Nov 2023 18:53

Joda wrote:
19 Nov 2023 15:01

Concerning SS-Ostuf. Ernst Otto (https://www.tracesofwar.com/persons/137 ... ment-1.htm), 4.schw./SS-Pz.Rgt.1 LSSAH, is it known the tank id.number (I suppose Panther) he was commander during Normandy campaign?


By the time of Normandy 1st SS did not have any Tigers. The Tiger Company had become sSS PzAbt 101

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Re: SS-Ostuf. Ernst Otto, which tank id.number?

Post by Joda » 26 Nov 2023 11:09

Michael Kenny wrote:
25 Nov 2023 18:53
Joda wrote:
19 Nov 2023 15:01

Concerning SS-Ostuf. Ernst Otto (https://www.tracesofwar.com/persons/137 ... ment-1.htm), 4.schw./SS-Pz.Rgt.1 LSSAH, is it known the tank id.number (I suppose Panther) he was commander during Normandy campaign?


By the time of Normandy 1st SS did not have any Tigers. The Tiger Company had become sSS PzAbt 101
Thanks Michael!
According to what I read in Aegte book, it looks they were equipped with Panther tanks.
is it possible to know what was the actual arrangement of tanks in the different companies of the regiment?

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Re: SS-Ostuf. Ernst Otto, which tank id.number?

Post by Joda » 28 Nov 2023 19:20

Good evening,
Always reading P.Agte book about Peiper, SS-Hstuf.Ernst Otto was commander of the remaining Panthers from 1. and 2.Kp about end March 1945.
Does anybody knows anything about this ?
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Re: SS-Ostuf. Ernst Otto, which tank id.number?

Post by Michael Kenny » 29 Nov 2023 02:07

Late war the standard organisation was Panthers in 1-4 kp and Pz IV in 5-8 kp.

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