Guderian's panzers

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Phil V
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Guderian's panzers

Post by Phil V » 28 Jun 2002 12:12

I recently read that Panzers under the command of Guderian painted a large "G" on the side of their tank to show who they were.

Is this true?

Does anyone have any pictures of this?

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Post by Timo » 28 Jun 2002 14:05

Hallo Max,

All vehicles in Guderians Panzergruppe 2, including the Panzers, had a large G on its left hand fender (front and rear) during operation Barbarossa. Hundereds of photos exist to prove this. Panzergruppe 2 was part of Heeresgruppe Mitte (together with Pz.Gr.3))

The Panzer Divisionen of Panzergruppe 2 were:
- XXIV Pz.K. with 3.PD and 4.PD
- XLVI Pz.K. with 10.PD
- XLVII Pz.K. with 17.PD and 18.PD

By the way: Panzergruppe 1 of Ewald von Kleist had a large K on their fenders.

Hope this helps,
Timo

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Post by Christoph Awender » 28 Jun 2002 15:23

Hello Max!

Here are two photos. Sorry for the bad quality they are not from my collection but from books. As you see also the fender was not always the place of the letter. On the truck it is painted on the window.

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Post by Phil V » 29 Jun 2002 09:39

Excellent.

Thank you.

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Post by Polynike » 29 Jun 2002 17:23

nice pics. which book doe sthe second one come from?

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Post by Christoph Awender » 29 Jun 2002 19:03

Hello!

The foto with the truck is from Frieser, Blitzkrieg-Legende, Militärgechichtliches Forschungsamt.

Christoph

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