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Nordwind German  Assault Gun tank destroyer armor Stug IV  Rimling  17th SS Waffen panzerHertzer flammpanzer  Assault Gunpanther panzer tank Panzerkampfwagen V
Near Rimling, a destroyed German Stug IV panzer, named 'Kunigunde'.  Jan 1945 This Hetzer, a Flammpanzer 38(t) Hetzer, belonged to Panzer-Flamm Kompanie 353, was abandoned near Rimling, January 1945Destroyed Panther Mark V panzers
Panzerjager Abteilung 653 Hunting King Tiger Jadgtiger panzer Mark VIPanther Mark V panzer tank German Waffen SS M4 Sherman PZKW Vgerman rockets on mounted on armored fighting vehicle
Conflict surrounds the credit for the destruction of this massive King Tiger or Jadgtiger.   Two sources are credited with the 'kill': 1- A well placed bazooka shot;  2- A long-range precision round from a 90mm gun on a 776th 'Slugger' tank destroyer. A U.S. Army M4 Sherman tank passes a captured PZKW V Panther Mark V Panzer during the Ardennes Offensive or more commonly known as the Battle of the Bulge. American rockets mounted on a destroyed German armored personnel carrier.
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PZKW V Panther Mark V Panzer Panzerkampfwagen

Sherman M4A1(76)W 10th Armored Division crossing Danube River
 

Above- 82nd Airborne trooper reads a warning sign in the Cologne street. This street leads to the Rhine River and is under observation of the Germans who occupy a stronghold there. April 4, 1945.

Somewhere in France, GIs probably are looking for war trophies around a captured "Panther" Panzerkampfwagen V.  Photo courtesy of Jeff McGuire

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