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Richard B.
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Interesting photo

Post by Richard B. » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:49 pm

Clearly a late 251/9 but note the DAK insignia :o

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"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908

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Re: Interesting photo

Post by dadlamassu » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:47 pm

Good find. I saw that photo once or twice a long time ago. It is a vehicle captured and on display in the USA (I forget where) and I also remember that markings except for the DAK palm are original. It has probably been restored since that photo was taken.

edit - Found the reference - it was taken in 1946 at Fort Knox with this text:

The original unit is the 20nd PzAufKl Abteilung, 20th Pz div. WH-1808565 is the original number plate, tactical marking 417. The division was destroyed in May 1945 east of Prague.

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Re: Interesting photo

Post by Richard B. » Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:06 pm

Thanks Alan, so just marked up by the museum for fun them - clowns :D
"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908

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