Monday, July 8, 2013

Jul

8

1943

A German view of a Panzer attack at Kursk

Soviet Union - "Operation Citadel" - fighting in the area Belgorod-Orel - Waffen SS Division "Das Reich", crew during a stop in front of her Panzer III.

Oberfeldwebel Allgaier identified a dug-in KV-1, one of many. With typical Swabian composure and calmness, he took up a sight picture. But the distance was still too great; the 7.5-centimeter rounds ricocheted. He then fired with high-explosive rounds in front of them, so that the churned-up dust and dirt would rob the enemy of his visibility. He then used the time to get closer. He repeated the same game several times. Then he was at the spot he needed to be. With an anti-tank round in the breech, he waited in ambush. The dust blew away and revealed the target. Round on the way! Direct hit! lt was masterful.