|1.SS-Panzerdivision Leibstandarte SS|
The destroyed M8 Greyhound scout car belonged to the U.S. Army Task Force Hayes (composed of elements of the 14th Calvary Group and 820th Tank Destroyer Battalion) that was ambushed and completely annihilated by SS-Panzergrenadiers of SS-Kampfgruppe Hansen (part of the 1.SS-Panzer-Division LSSAH). But so far no one has been able to identify these SS-Panzergrenadiers. Another possibility is that these men belonged to SS-Obersturmbannführer Otto Skorzeny´s special force (Gruppe Solar). SS-Gruppenführer Hermann Prieß later recalled: During the first days of the offensive I encountered elements of Gruppe Solar on the roads. They were dressed in Luftwaffe uniforms and described themselves, if I remember correctly, as Luftwaffe field replacements battalions. Credit: After the Battle Nr. 142. Image source: U.S. National Archives.