The information below is from Bovington Tank Museum where this specific vehicle can be viewed, and if you ever get the chance to visit, it is well worth the entry fee.
Sd Kfz 182 Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf BCaptured by Sgt. Roberts, 23rd Hussars, in Normandy during 1944 Turret No. 104 1st SS Panzer Corps (2 crosskeys and leaves) badge originally on vehicle. See "Ruckmarsch! The German Retreat from Normandy Then and Now by Jean Paul Pallud (After the Battle 2006 isbn 1 870067 57 6). This gives the location of this tank's demise as Magny-en-Vexin on 30 August 1944. It belonged to SS Panzer-Abteilung 101 and was commanded by SS-Oberscharfuhrer Sepp Franzl. It suffered transmission failure and was abandoned by its crew. Sergeant Roberts, 23rd Hussars, put two rounds into the right side of the tank, just above the top run of the tracks but it was already immobilised by then. It is said that the tank was recovered by the Royal Engineers in January 1945 and shipped back to Britain.
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