On february 1944 s.Pz.Jg. Rgt 656 was ordered to prepare an Elefant kompanie and send it to Italy to face allied landing at Anzio and Nettuno. The first kompanie received 11 Elefant (101, 102, 111, 112, 113, 114, 121, 122, 123, 124, 131) + one Bergelefant and two Panzer III ammunition carriers. The assembly area was in Genzano (Rome) near Castel Gandolfo and was attached to s.Pz.Abt 508 and to Hermann Goering Fallschirmjager Pz. Div. From 1 may 1944 an order stated to name Ferdinand in place of Elefant.
First Elefant (Kuhl), as part of Kampfgruppe Stein, was lost on 1 march 1944 trying to turn around a destroyed bridge near Isola Bella (10/11).
Elefant (Koss) hit a mine in the same area and was ordered to ko (9/11).
Elefant (Roos) was hit in a track and was abandoned same area (8/11).
Elefant (?) turned out from an engine fire same area (7/11).
Elefant (?) was hit by american dive bombing on 5 june 1944 on via Aurelia (6/11).
Elefant (Grupe) crashed into the depths after the negotiating bridge collapsed on the road between Monte Fiascone and Orvieto (5/11)
Elefant (Schlabs) was hit by american dive bombing on 10 june 1944 near Orvieto (4/11).
Elefant (?) was lost for mechanical troubles and was destroyed near Ficulle (3/11).
It is not clear what appened to another Ferdinand in that only two vehicles + the demaged BergeElefant and one Pz III ammunition carrier were shipped on train to leave Italian theather.
Anyway more detail on Combat history of Schwere Panzer Abteilung 653” by KH Munch JJ Fedorowicz Pubs