Troops of the German 'Großdeutschland' Division on a road in Russia with Soviet ZiS-3 field guns and a Tiger I heavy tank, fall 1943

Caption     Troops of the German 'Großdeutschland' Division on a road in Russia with Soviet ZiS-3 field guns and a Tiger I heavy tank, fall 1943 ww2dbase
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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
11 Feb 2011 08:29:36 AM


Looks like the Russians have abandoned a few
76.2mm field guns.
The Germans captured thousands of them along with captured armored vehicles and modified them into self-propelled guns. Some guns were
supplied to the Afrika Korps.

The Germans liked the 76.2mm guns for their reliability, durability, and accuracy they found out, it could knock-out light and medium tanks with its armor-piercing round
but, against the Tiger and Panther it made the lives hard for the Russian gun crews.


The troops could be looking at the Stuks taking out targets ahead of them. The troop (soldier) on the right looks like he could be a Scutze (Private) carrying a MG34 w/link belted ammo around his neck, armed with a walther P-38 or Luger 08 pistol in his holster.
The other soldier looks like he is a Gefreiter (Lance Corporal or Obergefreiter
Corporal) because he's got the field glasses around his neck, sidearm same as the private
walther P-38, or Luger 08 Pistol, looks like he's armed with a MP-40 9mm Sub-machine gun, but this is my guess.
The Tiger behind them, is there for comfort Don't leave home without it.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
6 Dec 2014 01:52:43 PM


Tiger I, number B-12 of the 11th company of the III Abteilung, Grossdeutschland Division, August September 1943...
Area of operations Achtyrka-Kharkov-Poltava

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