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Tiger I heavy tank of the German 1st SS Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler and Schwimmwagen vehicle in Morgny, France, 7 Jun 1944, photo 1 of 3

Caption     Tiger I heavy tank of the German 1st SS Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler and Schwimmwagen vehicle in Morgny, France, 7 Jun 1944, photo 1 of 3 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archives
Identification Code   Bild 101I-299-1804-05
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PzKpfw VI Ausf. E 'Tiger I'   Main article  Photos  
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Photos in Series See all photos in this series
Photos on Same Day 7 Jun 1944
Photos at Same Place Morgny, France
Added By C. Peter Chen
Licensing  Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 Germany License (CC BY-SA 3.0 DE).

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
18 Feb 2011 02:27:29 PM


Second photo of Tiger 131, 1st Kompanie,
sPzAbt.101 Tigers were moving forward, toward
the Allied invasion front they were the first
Tigers to meet the Allies.
2. Craig R. says:
12 Mar 2020 06:32:35 PM

With all due respect, I believe that this is another tank altogether, rather than 131. If all three photos (Bild 101I-299-1804-04, Bild 101I-299-1804-05, Bild 101I-299-1804-06) are compared, one can see that the camouflage pattern around the balkenkreuz on each tank's side is slightly different. 131 has a large light area surrounding its cross, while the tank in this photo has dark color right around it. Tank 133 is somewhat in-between with a small area of light color around its cross. Although there's no way to know for certain, perhaps this photo is tank 132...
3. Craig R. says:
6 Jun 2020 11:38:37 PM

I have done a little more research into these photos (Bild 101I-299-1804-04, Bild 101I-299-1804-05 and Bild 101I-299-1804-06), as I want to make a small diorama based upon the column of Tigers rolling through town.

This photo was taken in Morgny… please see my comments for the photos of Tiger 131 (Bild 101I-299-1804-04) and of Tiger 133 (Bild 101I-299-1804-06) for details. I will add here that it was very enjoyable to find out the specific location of these photographs taken so long ago, and to know that many of the buildings therein still exist!

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WW2-Era Place Name Morgny, France
Lat/Long 49.3825, 1.5910
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