Corporal Luther E. Boger of US 82nd Airborne Division reading a warning sign in front of Cologne Cathedral, Köln (Cologne), Germany, 4 Apr 1945; note Thompson submachine gun and Panther tank wreck

Caption   Corporal Luther E. Boger of US 82nd Airborne Division reading a warning sign in front of Cologne Cathedral, Köln (Cologne), Germany, 4 Apr 1945; note Thompson submachine gun and Panther tank wreck ww2dbase
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PzKpfw V Panther   Main article  Photos  
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Photos on Same Day See all photos dated 4 Apr 1945
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 2 Dec 2008

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Thomas says:
21 Apr 2011 02:48:26 PM

Just beyond the cathedral is the Rhine river, on the other side was then German controlled territory, thus the need for the warning sign so people stayed out of sight from German forces on the other side of the river.
2. Ian says:
3 Apr 2012 01:05:15 PM

This website gives a fascinating if gruesome account of the destruction of this Panther tank at the hands of a T26E3 Pershing on March 6th 1945: http://www.anicursor.com/colpicwar2.html

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