Sherman Panther on street Komödienstraße. Because of rubble on the street the crew is forced to park the tank 20 m behind this position on the left side of the street and to wait for a bulldozer. Another Sherman tank is already waiting on the right side of the street (covered by this Sherman).
A few minutes later the one Sherman was hit by a German Panther tank next to the Cathedral. The tank commander climbs out of the tank, he has lost one leg and dies some minutes later in a bomb crater nearby.
Sherman tanks on street Komödienstraße a few seconds after the right one was hit by the German Panther tank next to the Cathedral. Photo 1945 by Fred Ramage, Getty Images
After the hit, an officer is looking for persons next to the Sherman, survivors or helpers.
US soldier is looking for the two Shermans around 200m away.