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Total losses 1944-1945

25.7.44 minus 1 Panther. Knocked out by Russian anti-tank gun fire, near the SIEDLCE-MORDY railway line, during an attack to free the SIEDLCE-MIEDZYREC road, South East of SIEDLCE.

26.7.44 minus 4 Panther. 1 Panther is destroyed by Russian artillery fire at the East exit of
SIEDLCE, the Panther rolls off the road. Another 2 Panther are knocked out along the SIEDLCE-MORDY road. 1 Panther is knocked out by Russian anti-tank gun fire near BORKI.

28.7.44 minus 13 Panther. 8 Panther are knocked out in the general area of SIEDLCE. SS-Battle Group Meierdress suffers 5 total losses near PRUSZYN-PIERKI after the Panther drive over anti-tank mines; this is reported at 17.15 hrs.

29.7.44 minus 1 Panther. The Panther is knocked out by Russian tank fire on the outskirts of
SIEDLCE.

30.7.44 minus 6 Panther. 1 Panther is destroyed by Russian  tank fire during the street fighting for
SIEDLCE. Another 5 Panther are abandoned by the Pz.Werkst.-Zug, North of SIEDLCE along the road to SOKOLOW-PODLASKI, during the withdrawal from SIEDLCE. The Werkstatt Zug had been situated in the woods along the road just outside SOKOLOW-PODLASKI.

19.8.44 minus 1 Panther. Knocked out by Russian anti-tank gun fire, East of ROSZCZCEP.

20.8.44 minus 4 Panther. All 4 Panther are knocked out in the area of KLEMBOW-KRASZEW.

27.8.44 minus 1 Panther.  The Panther catches fire after sustaining fuel line damage during a road march. The Panther is a complete burnt out wreck.

30.8.44 minus 1 Panther. Destroyed by Russian artillery fire in RADZYMIN.


2.9.44 minus 4 Panther. While in support of a Battle Group from the 1st Hungarian Cavalry Division during the fighting for NADMA, all 4 Panther are knocked out by Russian anti-tank gun fire.

12.9.44 minus 2 Panther. Both Panthers are knocked out by Russian anti-tank gun fire during the fighting for Hill 104.

13.9.44 minus 1 Panther. Abandoned after being immobilised by Russian anti-tank gun fire near Hill 104.

14.9.44 minus 5 Panther. 2 Panther are knocked out by Russian anti-tank gun fire near ELSNEROW. 3 Panther are knocked out during the withdrawal from Hill 104.

15.9.44 minus 2 Panther. Both Panther brake down due to technical trouble. Both Panther are abandoned due to the combat situation. Later the crews return and blow up both Panther, the wrecks are left near LEWICPOL.

10.10.44 minus 1 Panther. Destroyed by a direct hit from Russian artillery fire East of ROSOPOLE.

11.10.44 minus 5 Panther. All 5 Panther are knocked out during the fighting in the area of JOSEFOW-HENRYKOW, Hill 90.1 and Hill 103.

17.10.44 minus 1 Panther. Destroyed by Russian artillery fire near JOSEFOW.

3.1.45 minus 2 Panther. While advancing along the NYERGESUFJALNA-BAJOT road, a column of SS-T tanks comes under Russian air attack, 1 Panther is destroyed by a direct hit from a bomb. 1 Panther is knocked out by Russian tank fire (18th Tank Corps)during the attack on BAJAN.

5.1.45 minus 2 Panther. Both Panther are knocked out by Russian anti-tank fire North West of
SZOMOR, both tanks quickly catch fire.

7.1.45 minus 1 Panther.  Knocked out in the woods South of SZOMOR by a SU-100 SPG
(382nd Guards SPArtillery Reg of 1st Guards Mechanized Corps), during the advance 9 other Panther receive heavy battle damage.

18.1.45 minus 2 Panther. During the first attempt to cross the SARVIZ Canal near FALUBATTYAN, both Panther are knocked out by Russian anti-tank gun fire.

21.1.45 minus 3 Pz.Bef.Wg. Panther and 1 Panther. Along the AGARD-GARDONNY advance route, 3 Pz.Bef.Wg. Panther are knocked out by Russian anti-tank gun fire in the open terrain just South of
GARDONNY . Earlier in the day another Panther had been knocked out by anti-tank gun fire on the Southern outskirts of AGARD. The Russian anti-tank gun had been concealed in a back garden of a house.

30.1.45 minus 1 Panther. Just outside KAPLOSNASNYEK a single Panther is struck by a bomb during a Russian air strike. The bomb hits the rear of the Panther penetrating the engine and fuel compartments, blowing all the hatches, the Panther quickly catch fire.

7.2.45 minus 1 Pz.Bef.Wg. Panther.  A Pz.Bef.Wg. Panther is knocked out by Russian anti-tank gun fire just North West of JANOS MJR.

16.3.45 minus 1 Panther. The Panther is destroyed by Russian artillery fire in the open terrain just East of
MAGYARALMAS.

17.3.45 minus 1 Pz.Bef.Wg. Panther, 4 Panther and 1 Bergepanther. During the morning 5 Panther and a single Kompanie of Infantry, attack the right flank of the 296th Guards Rifle Rgt, from the direction MAGYARALMAS-BORBALA. During the attack, 4 Panther from 1,3 and 4 Kp are knocked as follows.
1 Panther knocked out by Russian anti-tank gun fire. The shell penetrates the hull just above the left side track.
1 Panther abandoned after suffering engine failure.
1 Panther knocked out after being repeatedly struck with Molotov cocktails, the Panther catches fire.
1 Panther abandoned after the left side track becomes bogged down in the thick mud, attempts to pull the tank free fail.
1 Panther set on fire by Molotov Cocktails thrown onto the engine deck. The Panther at the time was withdrawing back into MAGYARALMAS.
The Berge-Panther is abandoned along the road to Bodajk while towing a Tiger I. During the attack II./SS-Pz.Rgt. 3 had launched an attack from the direction Sarkeresztes-Borbala, II./SS-Pz.Rgt. 3 lost 6 Pz IV’s in this attack, leaving the tanks in the open terrain.

19.3.45 minus 2 Panther. Both Panther are abandoned just outside ISZTIMER, they are later found at 18.30 hrs (Moscow time) by elements of the Soviet 346th Guards Rifle Rgt (104th Guards Rifle Division of 9th Guards Army).

22.3.45 minus 6 Panther and 3 Bergepanther. The Pz.WerkSt.Kp is forced to abandon 6 Panther and 3 Bergepanther in HAJMASKER, after Russian forces capture
HAJMASKER in the morning.

12.4.45 minus 1 Panther. Knocked out by Russian tank fire near the Reichsbridge in VIENNA.

8.5.45 minus 2 Panther and 2 Bergepanther. The last remaining Panther and Bergepanther are assembled in WEITERFELDEN. The tanks are driven on to a sports field were the crews blow them up using Panzerfäuste.