All U.S. officers interviewed by an American military observer in Tunisia have
emphasized the absolute necessity for finishing off a German tank that has been
disabled. One half-track of a U.S. tank-destroyer battalion, after stopping two
German tanks, moved forward; as it passed one of the two disabled tanks, a German
soldier turned the tank machine gun on the half-track and killed or wounded
the entire crew.
Comment: In connection with the above, it should also be noted that under
favorable circumstances the Germans have been quick to recover disabled tanks
during the night.