What versions of Panther tank would the allies have encountered in the Western Front (Northern Europe) from D-Day onwards.
I'm assuming Ausf A and Ausf G since the production of the A went onto May 1944 and the production of the G started in March 1944.
But wondering whether the Ausf A versions were mostly going to the Eastern Front.
I've tried googling and reading books that I have but not found anything conclusive.
Panther G replaced the A in production at MAN in Nuremberg in March, 1944. Panther G replaced the A at Daimler Benz in Berlin in May, 1944, and Ausf G replaced the A at MNH in Hannover in July, 1944. The Demag plant continued to use early A hulls on Bergepanthers until October, 1944, when they, too, switched to the G hull.
Not sure why you'd think the A went preferentially to the East. Most Panthers photographed in Normandy were A models.