ardennes

King Tiger ‘222′ in Stavelot, Belgium in early 1945. This tank belonged to the  schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 501 was part of Kampfgruppe Peiper and was lost on 19 December 1944 during the Ardennes Offensive.

Cpl. James Gordon and Pvt. L.C. Rainwater of the US 2nd Armored Div., inspect a Panzer V ‘Panther’ of 2.SS Panzer Division “Das Reich” deserted near the village of Grandménil in Belgium.
Sometime after the of Battle 25 - 27 December 1944.
When the 2.SS Pz Div., pulled back form Grandménil on 26 December 1944, seven Panther tanks were left behind for various reasons. One of them still remains as a memorial of the bloody winter day in late 1944 when this village with barely three hundred inhabitants became a focal point in the great Ardennes Battle.