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Panzerzug Lt. Zobel.
On May 12, 1940 at 16:45 hours the 2./H (Pz) 31 reported that both bridges (Yvoir and Houx) on the Meuse were destroyed, however the report proved be false. Around 17:30 hours the Panzerstosstrupp Zobel (tanks of the 5. and 6. Companies) reached the heights located east of Yvoir, observing that the bridge was intact. Two panzerspähwagen and one medium tank Platoon under Lt. Zobel raced to the bridge through the stream of refugees. Both recce vehicles (spähwagen) reached the bridge while a tank furnished fire support against a Belgian antitank gun across the river.
As the first recce vehicle was crossing, a Belgian sapper (Lt. De Wispelaere) blew the bridge (with the German vehicle and refugees) in the sky. De Wispelaere was killed by the fire of the German tanks in turn. The tank of Lt. Zobel got a hit on its roller drive.
In the evening of May 13, 1940 two ferries of 8 tons were built. The attempt of shifting one Pz Kw IV across failed, and the repaired tank of Lt. Zobel, fell into the river and sunk.
Source: Die Geschichte der 5. Panzerdivision. 1938 bis 1945. [Anton Detlev von Plato]
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