Killed by the gunner of a Panzer IV Tank.
The Panzerkampfwagen IV (Pz.Kpfw. IV), commonly known as the Panzer
IV, was a medium
tank developed in Nazi
Germany in the late 1930s and used extensively during the Second
World War. Its ordnance inventory designation was Sd.Kfz.
Designed as an infantry-support tank, the Panzer IV was not originally
intended to engage enemy armor—that function was performed by the lighter,
III. However, with the flaws of the pre-war doctrine of separate 'infantry'
tanks becoming apparent in combat, the Panzer IV soon assumed the tank-fighting
role of its increasingly obsolescent cousin.