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By Franz Kurowski

  • Action-packed tales of mythical tank squaddies in strive against
  • You-are-there strategy we could readers relive the reviews of German panzer crews
  • First time in English

    With a similar drama and a focus to aspect that made Panzer Aces (978-0-8117-3173-7) and Panzer Aces II (978-0-8117-3175-1) such exciting reads, Franz Kurowski tells the tales of extra German armored officials in the course of global struggle II. largely researched, those gripping debts stick to panzer crews into a number of the bloodiest engagements of the battle, from the deserts of North Africa, the huge conflict of Kursk, and the hedgerows of France to scary clashes within the black of evening at the jap Front.

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    The division’s struggle diary recorded the occasions as follows: Oberleutnant Fischer, an organization commander in Panzer-Regiment 23, contributed significantly within the shielding luck of the day. because the chief of the Panthers of Gruppe Fechner, he led the counterattack at Nowo Iwanowka to a whole luck via his smart management and private bravery. he'll be instructed for the Knight’s move. Oberleutnant Fischer’s Panthers remained of their uncovered positions for a number of days. through the nights, Russian tank hunter/killer groups tried to wreck the automobiles with satchel fees and Molotov cocktails. those floor incursions needed to be grew to become again with hand grenades and submachine weapons. Leutnant Mengel had an extremely not easy time of it. He needed to carry offers and ammunition ahead to the Panthers at evening in a first-rate mover. On 28 December 1943, Oberleutnant Fischer was once presented the Knight’s go. 103 significant Gerhard Fischer On four January 1944, Fischer’s battalion marched to Vinnitza to be issued 70 new Panthers. next to this, the battalion didn't go back to the department for a very long time. It used to be allotted to the 1. Panzer-Armee which will counter the threatening state of affairs that was once constructing southwest of Kiev. including schwere Panzer-Abteilung 503, the battalion used to be integrated into the advert hoc armored regiment that was once often called schweres Panzer-Regiment Bäke. ✠ On 10 January 1944, the lately promoted Fischer moved out lower than stipulations of combined snow, rain and frost to assault to the east. His battalion was once instrumental in constructing a line of defense alongside the computer virus. different businesses of the battalion have been profitable during this around of encounters to boot. The 4th corporation below Oberleutnant Kujacinski used to be capable of knock out 10 enemy tanks with none pleasant losses. (Hauptmann Kujacinski could later obtain the Knight’s move on 18 November 1944 as a firm commander. ) The fifth corporation used to be in a position to knock out 15 enemy tanks. through the fighting on 28 January 1944, Hauptmann Fischer was once wounded within the face and hand by means of shrapnel. He had himself handled on the clearing station and remained together with his squaddies. On 29 January, the battalion attacked to the west to open the most provide course, which have been bring to a halt. One Panther used to be misplaced in an engagement with Russian attack weapons, and different ones have been broken. 3 of the Soviet attack weapons have been eradicated. Schweres Panzer-Regiment Bäke used to be then moved through Babin to Frankowka. From there it proceeded to the realm round Uman, the place it was once hooked up to the III. Panzer-Korps of normal der Panzertruppen Breith. On 26 March 1944, the Panther battalion was once bypassed via Soviet forces to the west and the south. The performing battalion commander, Hauptmann Esser, tried to find a manner out besides Leutnant Wassen. Neither officer back from this reconnaissance. Hauptmann Fischer unofficially assumed performing command of the battalion. He needed to factor the order to explode the Panthers, simply because there has been not any routes open. He made his long ago together with his battalion taking walks to pleasant strains.

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