508th heavy tank battalion (Germany)

508th heavy tank battalion (Germany)

Heavy Tank Battalion 508 ( _de. schwere-Panzer-Abteilung 508), was a Heer Heavy Tank unit, equipped with Tiger I heavy tanks and Panzer III medium tanks, that fought at Anzio and later defended German-held Northern Italy during the Allied Italian Campaign.

Schwere Panzer Abteilung 508 suffered heavy damage during the withdrawal from Rome in June 1944. It was rebuilt, again with Tiger Is, and fought in Italy until the end of the war.


*cite book | first=Wolfgang| last=Scheider| title=Tigers in Combat, Volume 1| publisher=Stackpole |location=London | year=2004 | isbn=0 8117 3171 5

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