A U.S. Army observer in Tunisia reports that in a German night tank attack against one of our
tank destroyer units, the German tanks would fire their coaxially mounted machine guns at
every object that had the slightest resemblance to a tank or armored vehicle. If the tracer
ricocheted (indicating that it had struck a hard surface), it would be followed immediately
by a round from the tank gun. Apparently the Germans did not mind wasting ammunition on rock
piles, bushes, haystacks, etc., on the chance of perhaps getting a destroyer.
Comment: German tanks often fire on suspected antitank gun positions. In Tunisia
the "rock piles, bushes, haystacks, etc." were, of course, often used for camouflage.