Greetings Panzerwreckers, David Šolc reached out earlier this week with a definitive location for the location of the two Sd.Kfz.251/22s on page 90 of Panzerwrecks 18: Havlíčkův Brod airport. Thanks David! Know something we don’t? Drop us a line so we can tell the world.
From ‘Current Reports from overseas No.82’, I found this narrative of the ‘Raamsdonk Terrier Battle’ as featured in Panzerwrecks 18, pages 66-73: Introduction 1. This report of an action by a troop of Sherman tanks and an infantry platoon affords a good example of quick thinking and initiative on the part of individual tank commanders. […]
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. […]
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?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The steel wheeled Panther on pages 32 & 33 of Panzerwrecks 18 was left/knocked out outside the Restaurant la Rose in Oberhoffen-sur-Moder. Things have not really changed in the 70 odd years since. This is from Google Maps: