12 November 2012

Tiger #222 Taking Tiger #231 in Tow After a Breakdown

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Date: Wednesday, 14 June 1944
Place: Villers-Bocage, Basse-Normandie, France
Photographer: Arthur Grimm (PK Signal-Einsatz)

Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf.E Tiger I (Sd.Kfz.181) heavy tanks of the 2.Kompanie/schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 101 at north-eastern outskirts of Villers-Bocage, France. Standing on Tiger #222 (commanded by SS-Oberscharführer Kurt Sowa) with kradmantel (motorcyclist's coat) is SS-Untersturmfuhrer Georg Hantusch (Zugführer of 2.Zug/2.Kompanie/schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 101) taking Tiger #231 (SS-Standartenoberjunker Heinz Belbe) in tow after a breakdown, victim of British anti-tank gun, while small in the background is a captured American Personnel Half-track M5. This photo (by Kriegsberichter Arthur Grimm from Propaganda-Kompanie Signal-Einsatz) were taken just outside Villers-Bocage on June 14, 1944, so just one day after Wittmann's attack there.

Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-738-0275-10A

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