"The condition of the 656th anti-tank regiment, if the unit is to remain intact for even months, requires immediate withdrawal. As a result of reinforcements and repairs in the rear or at the Governor-Generalty, combat readiness can be restored in approximately 8 weeks.
After 2000 km, the condition of the Ferdinands is so poor that last week, four Ferdinands caught fire during a march, and were completely lost.
Repairs are long and difficult, and therefore it is impossible to maintain the SPGs, neither with the regiment's resources, nor the resources of the army group.
The successes of this time (for example, 8 Ferdinands knocked out 54 tanks on November 25th) demand immediate withdrawal of the regiment for reinforcements.
After 8 weeks, the army group will once again have a unit that is a decisive combat force."
54 tanks, eh? That's quite a feat! Let's see what the regimental diary says about this.