A German tank crew taking a break near their Tiger I heavy tank, near Kursk, Russia, summer 1943

Caption   A German tank crew taking a break near their Tiger I heavy tank, near Kursk, Russia, summer 1943 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 101I-022-2935-32
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 15 Jan 2010

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
9 Feb 2011 10:14:01 AM


To the tank crews of both Allied and Axis
the tank was their home, their girl and they would get through it together.


The tankers took care of her, and she'll take care of them. You live, eat and sleep in her, or near her.
You live together and share everything work, food, water, uniforms, ammo, share the good times, and the bad times, and live to tell about it.


Being a Sergeant, I was the big brother, the
Father confessor and the one to get'em through. Together we were a crew and did our jobs. Now we have become old men, but we'll always remember.

Over forty years have passed, and I have never experienced such comardierie, as when
I served in the US Army in Vietnam from 1967 to 1970, but that was when I was younger, much younger.
Ask any armored soldier, and he'll remember, his fellow soldiers, and his tank or armored vehicle just as I've always remembered "My Bebe".

I thank the editor/ww2db for allowing me to leave something behind.

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