Sunday, February 17, 2013

Feb

17

1943

American 168th Infantry’s last stand at Kasserine Pass

Another view of the terrain in the area. A Medium Tank M3 "Lee" from the U.S. 1st Armored Division during the Battle of Kasserine Pass, Tunisia.

The Germans brought up several, tanks, all of them with yellow tigers painted on their sides and opened fire. They also set up machine gun positions and supplemented that with rifle fire. While they were doing this their infantry completely encircled the small American force. After three and one-half hours of fighting the American fire power diminished and then practically ceased as the men were out of ammunition or had become casualties. Finally an armored car bearing a white flag came dashing into the American circle.