the 2nd Panzer Division, Marnarch, Ardennes/Belgium, January
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is from my new profile book, Tiger and Panther Tanks
Luftwaffe's "Bodenplatte" attack on January 1st, the
Allied tactical air force disappeared over the Ardennes front
and the German units managed to receive some reinforcements.
This enabled them to resume their offensive and inflicted heavy
US losses, forcing Patton's 3rd Army to retreat. On January 4th,
Patton wrote in his diary: "We can still lose this war".
This Panther was abandoned by its crew in Marnarch in January
1945, probably due to lack of fuel.