Pictures and text by Seth Whitcomb
This memorial is dedicated to the 8th Panzer Regiment of the German army during WWII. It is located in the 1-10 Bn SFG area on Panzer Kaserne (barracks) in Boeblingen Germany near Stuttgart. This Kaserne was home to the regiment during WWII.
|This picture is taken standing in the parking lot behind the 1-10 SFG area on Panzer Kaserne facing north towards the memorial. The memorial is a 5'by 6.5' stone memorial with a concrete plaque and an inscription.
|This picture is taken in the same location as the first with a greater zoom. One notices there is a walkway up to the memorial. The inscription on the plaque in German reads "Oberlutnent Semerak, Unteroffizier Thust, Gef In Polen, 14.9.1939," the names of an officer and an enlisted man who were killed on September 14, 1939 in Poland.
|This picture was taken standing at the beginning of the walkway still facing north. The inscription is the same as mentioned above. The buildings in the background are original German barracks from the mid 1930s.
|This is simply a close up of the inscription still facing north.
|This picture is taken standing in the parking lot behind the 1-10 SG area on Panzer Kaserne facing South towards the memorial.
|This picture is taken facing southwest and includes both walkways and surrounding bushes and the memorial.
|This picture is still facing south. The inscription reads in German, "Zum Gedenken an das Panzer Regiment 8, 1938-1945, Gott Mit Uns, Kamaraden, Ihr Seid Nicht Vergessen". "In remembrance of the 8th Armored Regiment, 1938-1945, God with us , Comrades, you are not forgotten. The "God with us" reference was worn on the belt buckles of Wehrmacht uniforms during the war.
|This picture is simply a close up of the inscription facing south.