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.
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. Photo old Australian War Memorial.
The next day, March 07, 1945, the US Army began to clear the rubble from the road in street Komödienstrasse with a bulldozer. On the right side of the picture a part of the Sherman tank, that had been shot the day before.
Left to right: Maj. Gen. Maurice Rose, Brig. Gen. Doyle Hickey und Brig. Gen. Truman Budinot in front of the western portal of the Cathedral. 1945 there were staircases where today the "Domplatte" is located, a pedestrian zone on a higher level than the square in front of the cathedral in 1945.