Hier können Bilder als Vorschläge zur Ergänzung der Galerie gepostet werden. Wenn sich Bilder nicht sebst erklären(durch Turmnummer z.B.) dann bitte weitere Informationen geben die die Zugehörigkeit zur Einheit belegen.
Here you can post pics to complete galerie. If the image dosn´t show automaticly(turret number etc.) that the Tiger belonged to this unit, please make plausible why it should be belonged to it
Can I ask what makes this Tiger 504 rather than 508?
Schneider in TIC I tells us that 508 received 45 mid-production Tigers featuring cast cupolas and rubber wheels during December 1943 and January 1944, whilst in France (numbers + time period coonfirmed by Mario's Zuweisungsliste post). Schneider also tells us that 504 received 45 Tigers in early 1944 (starting Feb 29th per Mario's post) and all 45 had steel wheels.
This would make mid-production rubber wheeled Tigers in 504 most unlikely before February 1945. Subsequently it is feasible if any were amongst the 15 survivors received from 508.
Well, i spend a little time again to compare all the Italy Tiger in my folder. I thought there were more mid produktion in 504 but actualy theres no prove. Allso the modification for the jerry cans in the back was for me so far an 504 feature.
But probable it is that simple like you said and we can give him to 508 just because of his build date. Maybe then we can make out a "3" on the turret bin?
Anyway....lets put all mids to 508 untill we see any mid in 504.
Phil Appleyard very kindly sent me this pic of a Tiger in Italy he'd found on a Canadian veteran/enthusiasts site:
I went through the 508 and 504 threads and galleries but struggled to find a match.
I noticed what looks like part of a large white '2' under the Canadians right arm:
I think it might be a match for '200' posted a couple posts up by Chris. But a photo taken early before it was stripped of any of it's 'non-welded down' parts.
There are a couple of matches plus the background looks the same.
On the new pic; note there's a chunk of the front left (non-cut out) tow eye missing.
The Loyal Edmonton Regiment met Tigers near Rimini in September 1944, claiming one destroyed in San Lorenzo in Monte on 18/19 September. TIC places 504 in this location and records three non-combat losses for the night of the 18th.
If the photo was obtained around that time, it is probably 504 rather than 508.
I queried Bill Petz about the photos in the above post. He responded... "They only thing written on the reverse is " Knocked out German Tank" These two Tiger photos were taken by the same GI which I believe were removed from his photo album and sold separately on Ebay."