The 113th Panzer Brigade, with forty-two Panther tanks of the Mark V battalion and the 2113th Panzer Grenadier Regiment in the lead, had moved from Bourdonnay in a successful night march, reorganized its advance guard near Ley, and then pushed through heavy fog towards Bezange. In the meeting engagement which followed, the morning fog played no favorites: it protected the German armor from air attack, but permitted the American tanks to fight at close quarters where the longer range of the Panther tank gun had no advantage. A section of M-4 tanks were at an outpost position south of Lezey when the first Panther suddenly loomed out of the fog – hardly seventy-five yards from the American tanks. . .