Battle of the Last Tank August 31, 2007 Posted by Murdoc Tank duel at the cathedral – March 6, 1945 The story of a short encounter with a Panther. Images shot by Sgt. Jim Bates, a First Army Signal Corps photographer attached to the 3AD. See this 3AD history page for more pictures. UPDATE: Updated: August 31, 2007 at 1:33 pm ◀ Return of the “Elephant Gun” Season’s over ▶ Comments Something just rubs me the wrong way about firing on a tank that the crew is trying to abandon.