March 26, 2016

Tigers in Sicily

On May 12, 1943 schwere Panzer-Abteilung 504 surrendered in Tunisia, however, its 2nd Company was at Sicily and escaped that fate. When the Allies landed on Sicily the Company had 15 operational Tigers. In the photo below a Tiger of the Company is rushing to the landing site near Gela




The German counterattack at Gela
2. The German counterattack at Gela.On July 11 the “Hermann Göring” Division, 
with the Tiger company in the lead, counterattacked against the Gela beachhead but failed.


Photos attribution
1. Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-J14953/CC BY-SA 3.0 de, via Wikimedia Commons
2. CMH Pub 6-2-1