This is a lid from German 3 cartridge carry case for 10.5cm LEFH 18 field howitzer which is bent down the middle possible impact hit. The case lid is rusty in places but solid and has some clear to see sand camouflage paint remains and some of the white stamped markings it is in relic condition but has only one large rust hole the lid has been very well cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection. The lid was used by soldiers in the 46th Panzer Corps as it was recovered near the Village of Gnilets attacked by them during the opening offensive of operation citadel on 5th July 1943 during the attack on the Northern side of the Kursk salient from 5th July-12th July 1943 in Russia. The lid comes with 2x A5 laminated information cards.
The German 46th Panzer Corps participated in the invasion of Yugoslavia. The Corps was created as the XXXXVI Army Corps and converted to a Panzer Corps on 21 June 1942.The Panzer Corps took part in Operation Barbarossa and fought in Kiev,Putyvl, Vyazma and Volokolamsk. It later fought in Rusa-Volokolamsk, Rzhev, Vyazma and Yelnya before taking part in operation citadel the battle of Kursk in July 1943 it was commanded by Major General Hans Zorn. It retired to the Svin area in September 1943.
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