The circumstances of Wittmann’s death are still unclear, but the historian accepts Joe Ekins, the gunman of the tank Sherman Firefly of the 1st Northamptonshire Yeomanry Regiment, who fired and killed the entire army of soldiers in the tank. Wittmann’s in an ambush near St. Aignan de Cramesnil August 8, 1944. 100 year of Packers thank you for memories. The Battle of Villers-Bocage was a battle in the Normandy battle between the Allied and Nazi troops on June 13, 1944. While the Allies were opening the rearguard operation and besieging German troops in the city of Caen ( Operation Perch), a brigade of the 7th Armored Division of the British Army accidentally discovered the gap and took the opportunity to penetrate the flank of the German line and quickly advance to the town of Villers-Bocage without touching. any enemy resistance. The German army also predicted this transformation, having already installed an armored force to stop the British brigade. Although the British Army, despite their overwhelming fire, was beaten unexpectedly, suffered heavy losses and had to retreat the following day.