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#21 cmerry65


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 03:08 AM

Wonder which sherman firefly commander shoot micheal wittmans tiger and destroyed it

One theory is that Wittmann's Tiger was destroyed by an RP-3 rocket fired by allied planes, though no record of any tanks being destroyed in the battle can be found in the records of the RAF's 2nd Tactical Air Force.

Another claim is that Joe Elkins, of the 1st Northamptonshire Yeomanry, 3 Troop, "A" Squadron, gunner in a Sherman Firefly, has also been credited with taking out Wittmann's Tiger. This was the most widely accepted version of Wittmann's death.

Lastly, another plausible theory is that a tank from "A" Squadron, The Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment, 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade, commanded by Major Sydney Radley-Walters, were the ones responsible for the destruction of Wittmann.

Credits: I referenced the Wikipedia article on Wittmann that can be found at: http://en.m.wikipedi...ichael_Wittmann

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 03:28 AM

A bit of 3OF26 never hurts anyone.....okay that was a lie

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 08:50 AM

The other one I know of is Ernst Barkmann, the SS Panzer ace in one of the other posts I've put in the "Historical Notes" section. There may be more "Ernsts" that I were Panzer Aces that I haven't read about yet.

oh yeah because i remembered u put some tank ace that Ernest in his name...

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 08:52 AM

German tanks and there crews,was the best in WWII.respect again cmerry!

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 09:02 AM

great grandfather, Albert Ernst, Blitz, and found him be quite a brave and accomplished soldier. He fought in Nashorn, Jagdpanther, and Jagdtiger tank destroyers. In 1943, he destroyed 14 Soviet tanks in one day with 21 rounds at Witebsk, after which he was known as the "Tiger of Witebsk". He was a Knight's Cross recipient and survived the war. There is existing video of he and his unit's surrender to American forces at the end of WWII. Ernst is also one of the tank aces featured in Franz Kurowski's book, "Panzer Aces", volume 1. You must be very proud, Blitz, be related to such a gre.at soldier.[/quote]

I am very proud of him. I own Panzer Aces and drew a portrait of him.

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