November 29, 2015

1./schwere Panzerjäger-Abteilung 654 Receives its Jagdpanthers

Schwere Panzerjäger-Abteilung 654 received its first Jagdpanthers on May 4, 1944. However the 1st Company of the Battalion was equipped with the new tank destroyer much later. 1./schwere Panzerjäger-Abteilung 654 received its first eight Jagdpanthers on August 4 at the Mailly-le-Camp Training Area (north-eastern France). By the time the two other companies of the Battalion were committed to the front.

1. Jagdpanther.


Leutnant Feldheim
2. Leutnant Feldheim.

Training at Mailly-le-Camp
3. Training at the Mailly-le-Camp.

The Company advances in column
4. The Company advances in column.


Photos attribution
1. Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-721-0396-09/Wagner/CC BY-SA 3.0 de, via Wikimedia Commons
2. Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-721-0397-12/Wagner/CC BY-SA 3.0 de, via Wikimedia Commons
3. Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-717-0017-12/Jesse/CC BY-SA 3.0 de, via Wikimedia Commons
4. Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-721-0397-18/Wagner/CC BY-SA 3.0 de, via Wikimedia Commons