Aspects of the event
The 2nd company of the re-established s.Pz.Abt.504 arrived in Italy in June 1944. Their first action was near Gavorrano. The next day, while they were moving 5km to a new frontline position, two of their Tigers broke down, as had happened many times on the journey to the front. These two Tigers were demolished together, 2km north of Potassa and only 400m from another Tiger demolished later (222). Because they were on a road, many passing American troops photographed them. These were the first Tigers lost by the battalion since being reestablished at full strength.