Sunday, 3 July 2011


Panzerbefehlswagen Panther in Italy

For your viewing pleasure today we have Panzerbefehlswagen Panther tactical number I02 from I/Pz.Rgt.4, and her driver. The image is part of a series taken by Kriegsberichter Bayer of this vehicle and others from Pz.Rgt.4 near Florence in Italy in the summer of 1944.

The vehicle itself is painted in the base coat of dunkelgelb and does not have the usual field-sprayed camouflage in olivgrün and rotbraun. The driver appears to be wearing a Heer tropical shirt with Panzer NCO shoulderboards and an M41 tropical field cap.

The other photos of the crew in this series are extremely characterful so I will be sure to revisit them in the future!

The original photo is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Germany license.
Attribution: Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-478-2165-18A / Bayer / CC-BY-SA