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DIRTY-MAC
07-27-2006, 05:08 PM
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3400216787641857936&q=ww2+gov

DIRTY-MAC
07-27-2006, 05:08 PM
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3400216787641857936&q=ww2+gov

faustnik
07-27-2006, 05:10 PM
Yeah, that's a famous one. The Panther was knocked out at close range by an M26.

Jasko76
07-27-2006, 05:12 PM
Close call for the crew! Phew, imagune being cooked in that thing.

berg417448
07-27-2006, 05:15 PM
I saw an interview of one of the crew members of
the M26 once. He felt pretty bad about the incident afterwards...IIRC at least one of the German crew was killed.

Jasko76
07-27-2006, 05:27 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by berg417448:
I saw an interview of one of the crew members of
the M26 once. He felt pretty bad about the incident afterwards...IIRC at least one of the German crew was killed. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's hardly uncommon. Guy jumping from his burning tank is still an enemy combatant. People think and act differently when in a fight.

SkyChimp
07-27-2006, 05:44 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by berg417448:
I saw an interview of one of the crew members of
the M26 once. He felt pretty bad about the incident afterwards...IIRC at least one of the German crew was killed. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I don't know how bad he felt about it. What's missing from that video is the first part, where the Pather ambushes a Sherman and the Sherman's newly-footless crew member climbs out and bleeds to death on the ground. The M26 was sent in to take out the Pather.

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=165131

Feathered_IV
07-27-2006, 06:23 PM
I expect the German crew didn't think robbing some poor kid of his feet was something to brag about either.

jensenpark
07-27-2006, 10:16 PM
Great link Chimp!

fascinating - amazing that someone took the time to 'rebuild' the story.

Great now/then shots as well.

woofiedog
07-27-2006, 11:38 PM
SkyChimp... Fantastic photo's and work by the person who posted it and put it all togeather.

Thank's for posting.

Enforcer572005
07-28-2006, 12:21 AM
yeah, ive only seen that film in its entirety once, on the history channel, on a show about combat photographers i think. they were describing it as it went, and it opened with the sherman rumbling dn the street, engaging the panther, then it shows it shortly after it was hit, smoking, then the poor guy climbs out with only one foot.

the film of the M-26 showing up and tracking that panther, followed by a jeep, is great. Very sad, but very illustrative of the type of combat.

There was no real reason we couldnt have had that tank a yr earlier.....the ordinance depts neglect of US tanks was nothing short of criminal. Took em till 44 to put a decent gun on the Sherman to.