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 on the 21st. Two days later, American tanks engaged them, causing the loss of Tiger 222. According to "Tigers in Combat 1", Tigers 200 and 211 were destroyed "during a retreat". They were left together, only 400m from the wreck of Tiger 222.
Because these two wrecks were on a road, many passing American troops photographed them. These were the first losses since the reestablishment of the battalion at the start of the year. They would lose more Tigers to mechanical trouble only a few days later.