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Tiger 133 of Schwere SS Panzer Abteilung 101

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Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf E Tiger I (SdKfz 181) Trumnummer (Turret Number) 133 of Schwere SS Panzer Abteilung 101, 1.Kompanie, 3.Zug (Platoon)Third vehicle, commanded by SS-Oberscharfuhrer (Warrant Officer) Fritz Zahner passes the Hotel du Lion d‘Or run by the van Nieuverberg family in Morgny. Note the Type 166 Schwimmwagen at the extreme right. Attached to First SS Division “Liebstandarte Adolf Hitler,“ Schwere SS Panzer Abteilung 101 had thirty-seven Tiger Is operational and eight under repair on June 1, 1944. After a difficult road march marked by breakdowns and air attack, the Battalion moves from Beauvais on June 7 to Normandy near Caen on June 12. The next day, elements of 2.Kompanie stop the British advance on Caen in the Battle of Villers-Bocage. By July 3, 1.Kompanie had three Tigers left, and turned them over to 3.Kompanie and left for Paderborn to reequip with Tiger IIs. Date Estimated.
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Photographer Scheck
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Caption Author Jason McDonald
Date Photographed June 08, 1944
Location Hotel du Lion d‘Or
City Morgny
State or Province Normandy
Country France
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