Photos of vehicles in the Falaise gap

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Postby Michael Kenny » 10 Mar 2004 18:16

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Tiger II

Postby Bayerlein spirit » 11 Mar 2004 01:13

Hello Michael

According with Eddy Florentin" Stalingrad in Normandie", Eisenhower visit the Chambois battlefield the 26, or 28 august 1944 ( not the 27, visit in Paris ). So, this Tiger overturned must be a I./s.Pz.abt 503 Tiger II.
Find here an other picture of Eisenhower in Moissy-Chambois battlefield.
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The last picture date 03 09 1944 - Conseil Régional de Basse-Normandie / National Archives USA

http://www.archivesnormandie39-45.org/s ... ef=p000824
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FKL 316

Postby nacho » 19 Apr 2004 11:25

In another post on this subject "vehicles on Falaise gap" I saw this pic of Tiger II (p) with a captions saying: "abandoned by the crew", since has a hole on the turret side.
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Postby nacho » 19 Apr 2004 11:29

I want to maen that is no strange that the crew left the tank as it take a direct hit on the turret. There's a hole on the turet side, I think it's quite clear to me!

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Postby Michael Kenny » 19 Apr 2004 18:24

it is probably someone taking a shot at a stationary abandoned Tiger.

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Postby SANTIN » 20 Apr 2004 09:38

11 wasn't abandoned here exactly but on the Kellerman boulevard at CHATEAUDUN, behind the red house on the right and the house where ou can see 'DUBONNET". He was abandonned turret at 14 hours with the shot on turret. No fuel in its tanks, but some 88 amunitions and radio. Mister Husson who lived here said me that it was abandonned on the night. It's difficult to say who hit it. I think it was another Tiger (O2 or 10) which continued their retrait. Because of the lack of fuel the 3 Tiger couldn't retrait together. US diaries didn't talk about this destruction, but I know a 654th TD Bn M10 wreked the tiger near this bomb hole in order to let Kellerman road (road of ORLEANS) clean. :idea:

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Postby nacho » 20 Apr 2004 16:26

Thanks Santin, I think it's very difficult to know only by photo what's happened.

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Postby SANTIN » 21 Apr 2004 08:28

Nacho, you have to know that 11 and the others Tiger of The FKL 316 weren't abandoned in the Falaise pocket. Châteaudun is at 140 kilometers S/W of PARIS, not in Normandy.

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vehicles gathered from battlefield

Postby Jay Felsberg » 21 Apr 2004 15:57

Sometime during my misspent youth I came across a book full of pictures of various wreckage from Falaise, as well as a number of pictures of vehicles gathered from the battlefield in huge equipment parks. Does anyone know of such a book, or does anyone have pictures of the gathered-up equipment? TIA.

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Postby MAX_theHitMan » 22 Apr 2004 17:27

Wow 8O Excellente pictures posted by everyone.

Many many thanks for the amazing contribution and for those rare photographs.

Keep up the great job *two thumbs up*

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Postby Xavier » 05 May 2004 19:08

just my 2 cents:

aerial view, from the site of the site of the US 90th Infantry Division

http://www.90thdivisionassoc.org

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can anyone identify the exact location of the first picture?

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Corridor of death

Postby Bayerlein spirit » 05 May 2004 19:42

Thanks Xavier

Aerial view was taken by RAF, several days after surrending

the first picture was taken on the road Chambois-Moissy, see these view :

Others aerial view of "corridor of death" : source : IWM

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part1 : The stream " La Dives" and many wrecks
part2 : Road to escape, may be roads to Ormel hill (SdKfz251, Ford Truck and Famo )

2...Wrecks on road Trun-Chambois : Pz IV , trucks and FiatSpaTL37(maybe 12.SS)

3... Sdkfz 7 and 11, 88 and Schwimmwagen
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Postby Giel » 05 May 2004 19:47

Those foto's are damn beauties!!! Very very nice
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Postby Xavier » 05 May 2004 19:55

@ bayerlein spirit....

great!
I think the butcher's bill can be appreciated more with the aerials, usually you see a picture of a lone or bunch of destroyed vehicles crowded together, but the aerials..well, you get the impression...... it was like shooting ducks in a barrel..

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Postby Javichu » 05 May 2004 21:57

The last picture has also what looks like a SdKfz 250 NEU (Left lower area)...The raised front plase suggest a 250/8.
Could you ,please,post a bigger scan of the picture of that vehicle? If I´m right this could be the ONLY picture of the interior of a250/8 :P :lol:


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