Melee - squad and Tank (subsequent Tank destruction)

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A German tank moves into an American occupied rubble hex and nothing happens during the CC phase
An American unit out side the hex destroys the tank. Is the Squad in the hex still held in Melee until the end of that CC phase or can that squad move during its movement phase if the tank was destroyed in the American prep fire phase or advance during its advance phase if destroyed during the American Advance fire phase.

Does it make a difference whether the German tank bogged moving into the Rubble hex
 

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A German tank moves into an American occupied rubble hex and nothing happens during the CC phase
An American unit out side the hex destroys the tank. Is the Squad in the hex still held in Melee until the end of that CC phase or can that squad move during its movement phase if the tank was destroyed in the American prep fire phase or advance during its advance phase if destroyed during the American Advance fire phase.

Does it make a difference whether the German tank bogged moving into the Rubble hex
q&a said:
A11.15 If two units are in melee and during a prep fire phase one of the units is eliminated by prep fire is the melee counter immediately removed? If the remaining unit is of the same side whose prep fire phase it is may that unit then prep fire normally?
A. Yes. Yes. [Compil6]
The general principle seems to be that as soon as there are no longer two sides in the Melee, the Melee ends immediately. This principle is never explicitly stated, so it is possible that there are exceptions, especially with regard to timing. There is another q&a that says that if a vehicle is destroyed but a crew comes out the crew immediately joins and maintains the melee. Escaping prisoners also maintain the melee even if the other enemy unit(s) that started the melee are eliminated.

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