American aviators in Normandy inspecting their work, in this case a knocked out Pz V (Panther). German armour was almost completely prevented from moving in daylight by specialised rocket firing allied ground attack fighters; generally P47 Thunderbolts or Hawker Typhoons.
AEC Matador artillery tractor and 5.5-inch gun in Secqueville-en-Bessin, 1 July 1944.
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Knocked out PANTHER IN NORMANDY summer 1944.
The 29th Infantry Division, 1st Bn - 115th Infantry Regiment enters Saint-Lô, today Rue du Général Gerhardt, july 18, 1944.
British Cromwell tanks assembled for Operation Goodwood, the attempted breakout from the D Day beachhead in July 1944. The operation was a tactical failure but a strategic success: the Germans used the bulk of their Armour in Normandy to contain it, leaving little to oppose the US Operation Cobra, which broke out a few days later.
A late model of StuG 40 Ausf. G with extra armor plates over superstructure knocked-out by advancing Soviet troops.