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Cover Story: Who's Panther in the Oder Front?

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Who's Panther?

A column of PzKpfw V “Panther” Ausf. G tanks from the Panzergrenadier Division “Kurmark” in Küstrin/Oder bridgehead area, February 3, 1945. [ASKM]

This paragraph is quoted from the title of Panzerwaffe 1945 vol. I by Kolomyjec et. al. (1). The same picture could be found in the title of Panzertruppen, volume 2 by Jentz et al. (2). But the paragraph is different from above: “A column of Panther Ausf.Gs engaged in battles around the Russian bridgehead north of Küstrin on 3 February 1945. (BA)”. So who’s panther exactly? The date was the same: 3 February 1945, but the location was different. Panzergenadier Division Kurmark was fighting south of Küstrin and 25. Panzergrenadier Division was fighting north of Küstrin. So let’s see what happened to these two Panzergrenadier-Divisionen on 3 February 1945.


1. Kolomyjec, Maksym and Moszczanskij, Ilja. Panzerwaffe 1945 vol. I, p5. Warszawa: Wudawnictwo Militaria, 2004.

2. Jentz, Thomas L. Panzertruppen, volume 2: 1943-1945, p223. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 1996

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