I'm still a little unsure myself as I seem to make out a slight curve but it could be that I need to change my glasses...
Also I thought that only the 1. and 3.Kp made it to Berlin?
No doubt a clearer image will show up in the Russian archives someday
I´d say it is more likely a "2" than a "3" but it´s hard to tell. The numbers on this one seems to have been filled in with a colour to create a little bit more visible markings than only black outlines.
I have a panoramic photo of the Charlottenburg bahnhof with the two Tigers but unfortunately the numbers are not visible as the Tigers are in the far background.
I have emailed the museum to find whether they can supply a copy (the copyright is not theirs), what resolution is available and how much it would cost. A photo of the Belpasso Tiger costs £15, so I would imagine the cost will be the same.
Original von Michael Wolf
Danke - ich bin gespannt ... in diesem Archiv sind noch andere interessante Bilder, die ich gern in einer besseren Auflösung sehen würde ...
1mb high resolution images for private use, sent by email, can be bought for £6 each. If you want to buy let me know and I will ask the librarian to forward you an order form. You can pay by credit card.
I have not found this anywhere else on this forum, or any other, which positively identifies the tank. The text that came with the image states: "The corpses of dead soldiers and a knocked out German tank Pz.Kpfw. VI Ausf. B «King Tiger." Pomerania, 1 March 1945.". Could it be a tank from s.SS-Pz.Abt.503?
If so, I have a theory of which tank it could be.
I have finally managed to identify the location of the below depicted tank, which got stuck in Danzig.
Note the specific silhouette of the destroyed building to the right. That is the ruin of the St. Barbara Kirche on the Langgarten street, today called the Kosciol sw. Barbary on the Dlugie Ogrody street. Below is attached a postcard taken from almost the exact same spot as the first picture I attached.
Based on the limited sources that are available to me, this tank got stuck during the withdrawal on 28 or 29 March 1945. Accounts from 4.Panzer-Division, which also retreated through here at the same time, witness of heavy bombardment by attack airplanes. The German tank had crossed the bridge over the Mottlau and barely got about 300m in on the street where it drove straight in to this hole, which was most likely created by one of the bombs dropped just moments before.
All images were found through the Google image search.
Dieser Beitrag wurde schon 2 mal editiert, zum letzten mal von Predrag Blanusa am 26.12.2015 18:41.
Original von Predrag Blanusa
That is the ruin of the St. Barbara Kirche on the Langgarten street, today called the Kosciol sw. Barbary on the Dlugie Ogrody street.
Predrag, you are correct.
BTW why simply do not ask on the forum about it? This tank was one of 4 which were withdraw on the night 26/27th March in direction of Heubude district. We have here photos of the group remaining 3 Tigers, abandoned on the street in Heubude (Stogi at the moment).
Because I figured that, if no one had posted an identification in the soon to be 8 years (since 2008) that this thread exists, maybe no one knew. I have seen these pictures float around the internet for years, without anyone properly identfying it. And if someone already did, the information did not spread that well.
Besides, I'm doing my own research on several different units and battles and from time to time share what I learned about popular subjects, even though my input is not always as popular
Arnswalde ist NICHT SO WAHRSCHEINLICH ...
Schau mal auf die (glaubwürdige) Beschriftung mit Angabe es PK Fotografen Otto Paul und dem Datum 15.03.45 bei dem Bild aus deutscher Quelle. Die Kämpfe bei Arnswalde waren aber etwa 1 Monat früher.
Es könnte sich aber theoretisch um einen Panzer der sSSPzAbt 503 handeln.
first . is snow on the last photo of t2 .(with two russian soldiers) -max late February/early march
second -photo with dead soldiers is much earlier (not buried bodies and tank have all jewellery)-max midlle of February
so Tiger was destroyed aobut midlle of February not 15 march.