Panzerwrecks 16, pages 37, 39, 57 & 87/88 – updates

Rudi Schoeters dropped me a line a wee while back (March!) about some of the vehicles in Panzerwrecks 16: Bulge, and only now do I get the time to add his information to the blog. Over to Rudi: Page 37 The Pz.Beob.Wg.III in Houffalize: the top left pic shows clearly that this vehicle has two different […]

Panzerwrecks 13 pages 86-89 – location update

Perry Rowe got in touch with an update as to the location of the photos on pages 86-89 of Panzerwrecks 13: Italy 2. Over to you Perry: I was just looking through this again and noticed the caption to the series of pics pp86-89. Daniele Guglielmi has wrongly ascribed these to Salerno in Sept ’43 […]

Panzerwrecks 18 page 55 – Another match up from Matthias Radu!

Just realized that I made a near-perfect “Now” picture of the Middelburg Stadthuis on p.55 in PW18 when I was on holiday in the Netherlands in August this year. It lacked the situational awareness that I had seen the picture a month before in your pdf-file. But the penny dropped when flipping through the book. […]

Panzerwrecks 18, page 80. Who was ‘Kunigunde?’

The daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III? Saint Cunigunde of Luxembourg? A search of the internet does not get us too far, as least insofar as this rare name relates to a StuGIV of SS-Pz.Abt.17. We thought by now that someone out there would have come up with an answer. Bueller?… Bueller?

Panzerwrecks 18, sPSW (2cm) (Sd.Kfz.234/1) page 91

Interestingly enough, on 23 April 1945, the 47th AFA Bn fired Concentration 52 at a “20mm on truck,” using 25 rounds of M48 and 2 rounds of WP. “Effect: vehicle destroyed, burning.” The 234/1? They also threw in a lot of Pozit-fuzed rounds: April 12 con.15 Personnel, 68 Rds M54, 20 Pozit. April 13 con.14 […]

Panzerwrecks 18, Jagdpanther on pages 6 – 8

Every once in a while, when deadlines loom and Lee and I are having a “Hurtgen Forest” Moment (each wishing to kill the other, but each too mentally and physically exhausted to lift a finger), it is inevitable that information comes to light that can only seem tangential to the subject matter at hand, and […]

Panzerwrecks 18, Bazookamen, cover & pages 94-95.

Mud? Check. Cold? Check. Bazooka? Check. Attitude? Check. Gentlemen, meet Pvt. Charlie Rattler from Jefferson, TX. It was purely by happenstance that I came across “Yank – The Army Weekly,” dated Feb 23, 1945 (Vol.3 # 36), with this photo illustrating an article entitled “Negroes in Combat” on pages 6-7. The caption read, “Pvt. Charlie […]

Panzerwrecks 18, Front and Rear Gatefolds, 11th Panzer Division

I. Space limitations prevented us from mentioning a good deal a material relating to the images of the 11th Panzer Division’s surrender. For the reasons why the division appeared when and where it did, readers are hereby referred to: http://warfarehistorynetwork.com/daily/wwii/the-german-11th-panzer-division-giving-up-the-ghost/ a very fine article by Brig.Gen.Raymond E. Bell Jr., that appeared in the Sept 2005 […]