Panther ausf. A in Alsace November 1944

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vinc62
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Panther ausf. A in Alsace November 1944

Post by vinc62 » 09 Aug 2013 07:28

Hello everyone,

Ten years ago, I went in a small town in Alsace called Obenheim, south of Strasbourg. There was a Panther barrel scelled on a little wall, and there was also a board on which it was written that this Panther wa destroyed in Obenheim on the 30 November 1944.

Recently, i've read on the french site http://www.lyceelyautey.org/marocomb/pl ... apo_page=1 that there were at least 2 Panthers destroyed in the nearby town of Gerstheim, by the French 2ème Division Blindée in the same period. After some researches, one told me that the unit which the Panthers belonged to was probably the Panzer-Brigade 106 Feldherrnhalle.

Does anyone can confirm this ? Is it possible for someone to post a list of the german units involved in the battles of Obenheim and Gerstheim ?

I try to put photos of these Panthers.

Thank you.

Goodbye.
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uli
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Re: Panther ausf. A in Alsace November 1944

Post by uli » 09 Aug 2013 17:30

The second Panther at Gerstheim ?

I think PzBrig 106 was the only unit with Panthers in November 1944 near Gerstheim

http://brigade.alsace.lorraine.over-blo ... 4_jpg.html

The unit history of 106 surrvied the war. The book "Die Panzerbrigade 106 FHH - (Feldherrnhalle) Eine Dokumentation über den Einsatz im Westen vom Juli 1944 - Mai 1945" by Friedrich Bruns is sometimes available on amazon for some Euros.

Uli

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Re: Panther ausf. A in Alsace November 1944

Post by vinc62 » 09 Aug 2013 19:48

Hello Uli,

thank you for your infos and for your link. I'm sorry, but I don't speak german, so, is the Bruns' book available in english ?

I see you live in Germany. I've been to this country several times, once in 1994 and frequently between 2001 and 2004. In fact, I've lived in Strasbourg. In 1994 i've visited Aachen, it's a beautiful city. In the 2000's, I liked to walk in the Schwartzwald towards Offenburg, Lahr-im-Schwartzwald. I've been also in Stuttgart, also a beautiful city. The german landscapes that i've seen are very great !

Vincent.

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Re: Panther ausf. A in Alsace November 1944

Post by uli » 09 Aug 2013 20:36

Hello Vincent,

Bruns' book is not available in english, a very low print run and you have to spend about 300 EUR in second hand bookshops.

Uli

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