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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by Cult Icon » 18 Feb 2021 04:38

https://www.tracesofwar.com/persons/359 ... n.htm?c=aw

SS-Obersturmführer Veith credited with 5 tank kills on 25.12.1944. Then he was credited with 9 Shermans at Beffe.

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by Cult Icon » 18 Feb 2021 05:51

https://www.tracesofwar.com/persons/132 ... l.htm?c=aw

SS-Oberscharführer Egger (a Zugführer in the 1./s.SS-Panzer-Abteiling 102) credited with 7 tank kills during the fighting for Hill 112 on 14.07.1944, raising own score to 68.

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by Cult Icon » 18 Feb 2021 06:34

From German Cross in Gold proposal for SS-Untersturmfuhrer Hans Soretz (s.SS-Panzer-Abteilung 102): credited with 22 tanks and 18 anti-tank guns after fighting on Hill 112 on July 11, 1944. This includes East and West fronts.

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by Cult Icon » 18 Feb 2021 14:47

https://www.tracesofwar.com/persons/281 ... ment-1.htm

Not sure if this counts; SS-Obersturmführer Armberger (Chef 8./SS-Panzer-Regiment 1) was credited with 5 tank kills with panzerfausts on 13.08.1944. Either the translation is wrong or in the proposal he got off his tank to use the panzerfausts. Technically he was with a Panzer..

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by Michael Kenny » 18 Feb 2021 15:24

Cult Icon wrote:
18 Feb 2021 14:47
https://www.tracesofwar.com/persons/281 ... ment-1.htm

Not sure if this counts; SS-Obersturmführer Armberger (Chef 8./SS-Panzer-Regiment 1) was credited with 5 tank kills with panzerfausts on 13.08.1944. Either the translation is wrong or in the proposal he got off his tank to use the panzerfausts. Technically he was with a Panzer..
This was the US part of the front, 3rd AD or 2e DB if anyone would like to try and run it down. I am always hoping we get one of these multiple kill-claims in the Commonwealth sector with enough detail to check it out. The details are always to vague to be able to verify them.
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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by Cult Icon » 18 Feb 2021 16:26

Gastolli wrote:
17 Feb 2021 20:52
This according to my notes from the book by Mark Yerger.

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From "German Cross in Gold Holders of SS and Police Volume 2" pg.52:

"During September 15 and October 16, 1944, Hauptscharfuhrer Mork commanded the only tank support for Regiment "Der Fuhrer" on the West Wall. Although his vehicle was not technically sound, Mork managed to repulse numerous enemy attacks of up to 20 tanks while inflicting losses on the enemy. Only Mork's rapid decisions, coolness under fire, and tactically flexible deployment of his vehicle allowed this. On the 16th, 19th, and 28th of September he destroyed seven enemy tanks in total while playing a decisive role in stopping enemy infantry attacks. As the only armor piercing weapon in the sector, Mork's tank prevented a breakthrough in the area of Regiment "Der Fuhrer" that was favorable to enemy armor deployment.

On December 24, 1944, Then Untersturmfuhrer Mork distinguished himself in the attack on Lamormenil. Leading his platoon on our open flank, while fighter planes attacked, he held his position until the rest of the unit could withdraw. During the engagement he destroyed three Sherman tanks. "

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by Cult Icon » 18 Feb 2021 17:27

https://www.tracesofwar.com/persons/205 ... m.htm?c=aw

In his RK proposal, Leutnant Weißflog ( 2. Kompanie, I. Abteilung, Panzer-Regiment 16, 116. Panzer-Division) credited with 3 US tanks knocked out on 26.12.1944, bringing his score to 47 kills.

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by Gastolli » 18 Feb 2021 21:37

Cult Icon wrote:
17 Feb 2021 20:56
Gastolli wrote:
17 Feb 2021 20:52
isn't it 1943 for those kill claims? This according to my notes from the book by Mark Yerger.

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Hello, no- it is 1944.
Hi Cult Icon,

ah, damn, you are right of course, one of his engagements leading to the DKiG was achieved on August 27th 1943 in the Charkow area (fighting against Russian infantry), but he was wounded on Sept. 1st and indeed he again gained some "points" for his DKiG recommendation in the autumn of 1944. Right.

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by Cult Icon » 18 Feb 2021 21:59

Yes. The first entry is July 12, 1941. Second is August 27th, 1943.

The ones I copied are afterwards. The final entry is December 26, 1944.

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by Cult Icon » 19 Feb 2021 06:18

Regarding schwere Panzerjager-Abteilung 654 - equipped with Jadgpanthers and deployed in the West:

Oberleutnant Erich Scheiber's German Cross in Gold proposal credits him with 6 tank kills on July 30, 1944.

On the night of 7/8 August 1944 he was credited with 1 "enemy heavy tank" destroyed. Given the time and location of this unit, this is probably code for "churchill".

Between August 11-12 1944 he was credited with 2 tank kills.

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by Cult Icon » 19 Feb 2021 06:26

Leutnant Gunther Heyn (schwere Panzerjager-Abteilung 654 ) GCiG proposal credited him with 3 Churchill II's knocked out on July 30, 1944.

On August 2, 1944 he was credited with a further "five enemy heavy tanks".

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by Cult Icon » 19 Feb 2021 06:31

Unteroffizier Herbert Kutschke's (schwere Panzerjager-Abteilung 654 ) GCiG proposal credits him with two Shermans and a "super heavy" tank knocked out on November 22nd, 1944.

On December 3, 1944 he was credited 1 tank kill and 1 anti-tank gun knocked out. The proposal concludes with his total score at 22 tank kills and 1 anti-tank gun kill, East and West.

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by Cult Icon » 19 Feb 2021 06:35

Oberfeldwebel Wilhelm Brockhoff's (schwere Panzerjager-Abteilung 654 ) GCiG proposal credits him with 1 tank kill on July 11, 1944.

On November 22nd, 1944 he is credited with two tank kills and "destroying several enemy tanks" in the following days. The proposal concludes with Brockhoff's score at 18 enemy tanks destroyed and "numerous antitank guns", East and West.

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by Cult Icon » 19 Feb 2021 06:40

Leutnant Hermann Feldheim's (schwere Panzerjager-Abteilung 654 ) GCiG proposal credits him with knocking out 1 Cromwell tank on August 19, 1944.

On November 25, 1944 he is credited with 2 more tank kills.

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by Cult Icon » 19 Feb 2021 06:47

Unteroffizier Carl Bath's (schwere Panzerjager-Abteilung 654) GCiG proposal credits him with 2 tank kills on November 27, 1944.

On January 30, 1945 he was credited with 5 Shermans knocked out.

Proposal ends with his score at 23 tank kills and several anti-tank guns.

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