Around this point in time LTC Clift,the commander of the Canadian Sask. Infantry Bn ,angry over the delay of the advance,grabs a rifle from one of his grunts and starts to pick off the gun crew of the 12SS Belgleit Kmp PAK40.
Gun commander Mahraun decides discretion is the better part of valor.
And gives orders for the remaining crew to retreat. The testimony of the survivors reads that the gun was blown up but surviving pics show the gun in pretty good order,though inconclusive,as the breech may have been blown.
The crew puts another round down range and leaves in a hurry. The Grenadiers from the 26 SSPzGrenRegt follow up with a delaying action back through the town,taking pot shots and using well placed bursts of MG42 fire to slow down the Canadians until well after dark.A common mistake repeated by the vets that were in these later fights in Normandy called almost every shot that hit someone fired by a"sniper". The truth was,the Germans were so thin on the ground that the "snipers" were actually the very very sparse Infantry,putting in defensive fire. A bunch holes up in the Catholic school and puts up a determined defense until they too,are overwhelmed. The remnants slip out at night to join the remains of Krauses' group and continue the delaying action all the way to Trun and the final escape from the cauldron.
Hope you enjoyed the show. This was the most well documented episode I have had the honor of trying to replicate in scale,having testimonies from both sides and also on the spot before and after pics to use for exact location !
Thanks to all who helped me with this research here.