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Author Topic: PzKpfW V 'Panther' Ausf. G from 2nd SS Pz Div 'Das Reich' / Grandmenil [Belgium]  (Read 12513 times)
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« on: 3 January 2009, 13:07:24 »
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Rue Alphonse Poncelet, Grandmenil

update: tank number 7 of the 4th company (thx MR)

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« Reply #1 on: 3 January 2009, 15:42:29 »
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Those are some very interesting shots Koen.

Three things jump out of your pictures. First the Panther doesn't have the muzzle brake on the gun and second whoever did the camouflage paint job painted the tracks too, plus on the one side apparently the track is either broken or missing some because it doesn't go over the back wheel, it's only on in the front.

There is a very detailed description of this battle in the book "Freineux and Lamormenil -The Ardennes -" by George Winter

They have shown this to be tank number 7 of the 4th company. I haven't found whose tank that is but the leading Panther ace of the war was in that company as well. Oberscharfuhrer Ernst Barkmann's tank number was 401 at that time.

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« Reply #2 on: 3 January 2009, 19:17:18 »
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Those are some very interesting shots Koen.

Three things jump out of your pictures. First the Panther doesn't have the muzzle brake on the gun and second whoever did the camouflage paint job painted the tracks too, plus on the one side apparently the track is either broken or missing some because it doesn't go over the back wheel, it's only on in the front.

There is a very detailed description of this battle in the book "Freineux and Lamormenil -The Ardennes -" by George Winter

They have shown this to be tank number 7 of the 4th company. I haven't found whose tank that is but the leading Panther ace of the war was in that company as well. Oberscharfuhrer Ernst Barkmann's tank number was 401 at that time.

Good Hunting.

MR


so the 407 is correct?
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« Reply #3 on: 3 January 2009, 20:52:05 »
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Tank number 407 is probably correct for this particular tank. Which is noted on the plaque, "was found down the road". I dont think it would be correct for the Panthers taking part in the Freineux attack.

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