Battle of the Bulge

101-A/B (Easy 506) – Bastogne – December 1944

After Action Report, 101st Airborne Division, Headquarters 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Easy Company. Period : December 1944 - January 1945. December 17 1944 At 2300, the Battalion and Separate Unit Commanders were notified that this Regiment would be prepared for truck movement to combat at 1400, December 18 1944. December 18 1944 The Regiment minus advanced party commenced...

12 Hours in Stavelot (12/44) (2020)

My personal feelings have always been that the 12-hour period in Stavelot, from 2400, December 17 1944 to 1200, December 18 1944, was a crucial period that ranks in significance with top recorded battles in history. The tragic events that would have occurred are too large to contemplate had the Germans gained access to...

28th Infantry Division in Hürtgen & the Bulge (P-1)

Operational Performance of the US 28th Infantry Division (Keystone) from September 1944 to December 1944 is a thesis presented to the Faculty of the US Army Command and General Staff College in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Military Art and Science by Jeffrey P. Holt, Major, USA. BS, University...

28th Infantry Division in Hürtgen & the Bulge (P-2)

Operational Performance of the US 28th Infantry Division (Keystone) from September 1944 to December 1944 is a thesis presented to the Faculty of the US Army Command and General Staff College in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Military Art and Science by Jeffrey P. Holt, Major, USA. BS, University...

28th Infantry Division in Hürtgen & the Bulge (P-3)

Operational Performance of the US 28th Infantry Division (Keystone) from September 1944 to December 1944 is a thesis presented to the Faculty of the US Army Command and General Staff College in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Military Art and Science by Jeffrey P. Holt, Major, USA. BS, University...

2nd Infantry Division (1/9) – Krinkelt-Rocherath – Dec 17/18 1944

Operations of the 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Indian Head, in an Hasty Defense Against German Panzers Forces Attack in the North of Krinkelt-Rocherath, December 17 - December 18 1944 during the Battle of the Bulge, in Belgium. Personal Experience of a Battalion Executive Officer : Major William F. Hancock Introduction This archive,...

3-A and 1-A Junction – January 16 1945 – Battle of the Bulge

The German Winter Offensive, often called the Battle of the Bulge, which started on December 16 1944 at 0530, was terminated on January 16 1945 when the First US Army and the Third US Army met at Houffalize, Belgium. This is an account of the initial contact established between the two armies. This archive...

3-AD, Stolberg, Spa, Stavelot, Parfondruy, La Gleize, Stoumont, 12-1944

I have published this archive because it may generate several links to all the other operations which happened during the Battle of the Bulge in and around Belgium during the winter of 1944. I have checked, corrected and added a lot of valuable information related to the period. I have also added a Period...

30th Infantry Division – (117-IR) – Malmedy – Stavelot – La Gleize (12-44)

Headquarters 117th Infantry APO 30 US Army December 4 1944 During the month of November 1944, the 117-IR (30-ID) made substantial additions to its already voluminous record of victories and successes in the destruction of the German Army. In the great offensive that carried the Allied Armies to the banks of the Roer River, the 117-IR, in...

508-PIR (Able)(82-AB) Rencheux December 22/25 1944

Operations of Able Company, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in and around Rencheux, in Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge, December 22 1944 to 25 December 1944. Major Jonathan E. Adams. Introdution In order to orient the reader with the situation, and also to acquaint him with the state of morale, training and...

51-ECB – (Charlie Co) – Trois-Ponts – December 1944

On December 16 1944, when the 51st Engineer Combat Battalion faced the Germans' last gasp effort to win the war, it had been operating 30 sawmills in support of the US 1-A. Within days the battalion was spread over the Belgian countryside, defending roads, bridges, and towns from the Nazi attempt to break through...

526-AIB (S) Malmedy & Vicinity – December 1944

The 526th Armored Infantry Battalion was a special unit and the only Armored Infantry Battalion (Separate) to get overseas during World War Two. The creation and activation being outside of the regular system used during World War Two because of the proposed purpose of this unit, I will have to dig a little in...

589-FAB – Parker Crossroads – Bulge – Belgium

The tactical situation may require a rigid defense of a fixed position. Such a defense, if voluntarily adopted, requires the highest degree of tactical skill and leadership. In the forested hills of eastern Belgium, stands the tiny hamlet of Baraque de Fraiture at the intersection of two good highways (West-East : LaRoche - St...

612-TDB (SP) – Höfen Germany – Honsfeld Belgium (BOB)

The 612-TDB was a unit of the US Army during World War II. It played an instrumental role in defending Höfen (Germany) during the Battle of the Bulge. The twelve 3 inch (76.2-MM) guns of Able 612-TDB were integrated into the defensive positions of the 395-IR (99-ID) and were key to keeping the attacking...

644-TDB-(SP) (After Action Report) December 1944

Report : Employment of 4 TD Bns in the ETO Officers Advanced Course – Armored School 644th Tank Destroyer Battalion (Self Propelled), By Maj William F. Jackson, Maj John E. Wales III, Maj Marshall B. Garth, Maj John A. Rankin, Maj Alfred L. Dibelia, Maj Robert Hall, Capt George F. Sawyer, Capt Robert L. Perley, Capt...

644th Tank Destroyer Battalion, Krinkelt-Rocherath, December 1944

644-TDBArdennes 1944-1945 Introduction The 644-TDB (Self Propelled) commanded by Lt Col Ephriam F. Gaham, sailed from the USA on January 2 1944 on board of the HMT Aquitania. The battalion landed in northern Ireland on January 13 and there continued its training with emphasis placed on indirect fire. The 644-TDB left the USA equipped with the...

7th Armored Division – St Vith – Belgium December 1944

After Action Report, 7th Armored Division, December 1944, in St Vith & Vicinity, Belgium. The 7-AD was activated on Mar 1 1942, reorganized on Sep 20 1943, and sent to the United Kingdom in Jun 1944. The division landed on Omaha and Utah, on Aug 13-14 1944, and was assigned to the US 3-A. The...

825-TDB (Able) – Stavelot – 12/44 – 01/45

After Action Report of Able Company, 825th Tank Destroyer Battalion, Malmedy - Stavelot - Trois-Ponts and vicinity, Belgium, Battle of the Bulge, period of December 17 1944 to January 17 1945. The company was alerted by HQs 12-AG at 1130, December 17 1944. At approximately 1600, orders where received from T Force Commander that the...

83-ID (Able 331) Langlire, Belgium, January 1945

Operations of Able Company, 331st Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division in and around Langlire, Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge, January 11-12 1945. Personal Experience of a Rifle Company Commander, Maj Wilfred F. Barber. Introduction This archive covers the operations of Able 331-IR (83-ID) in the attack on Langlire in Belgium, 11-12 January 1945, during...

US Army Intelligence : The Failure of December 1944

On December 16 1944 : should the German cracks the defenses in the Northern Shoulder of the Front lines, their forces would be able to surround the 101st Airborne Division and attached units in the Southern Shoulder (Bastogne area), eliminates the US Troops in the Center Shoulder but also cuts the Main Supply Road...
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1/422/106-ID – POWs Forced March (2020)

Forced March, from Schoenberg (Battle of the Bulge - Belgium) to Berchtesgaden in Germany. Prisoner of War memoir of...
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