20 January 2013

Jagdpanzer 38 of 11. Panzer-Division and Panzerjäger-Abteilung 553

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Date: Monday, 7 May 1945
Place: Černá v Pošumaví, Český Krumlov District, South Bohemian Region, Czechoslovakia
Photographer: US Army photographer

7 May 1945. The war is over for these Jagdpanzer 38s. This image was shot by a US Army cameraman attached to the US 26th Infantry Division. The graffiti on the side of the Jagdpanzer is interesting. It is thought that the series of photo was shot in Černá v Pošumaví (then known as Schwarzbach) on the Czech/Austrian border and shows the surrender of mixed elements of both 11. Panzer-Division and Panzerjäger-Abteilung (Pz.Jg.Abt.) 553 to the 16th S&R Platoon/101st Infantry Regiment/26th Infantry Division. This heavily camouflaged Jagdpanzer 38 has a cover on the muzzle.

"Panzerwrecks: German Armour 1944-45" magazine 3rd edition by Lee Archer and William Auerbach

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