Operations in Germany

1-ID – Charlie 18-IR – Crucifix Hill – Aachen – October 8-9 1944

Operation Report : Charlie Company, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division (Big Red One) during the Attack on Crucifix Hill (Hill 239 - Haarberg), Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle), Germany, Rhineland Campaign - October 8-9 1944. Based on the personal experience of a Company Commander, Capt Bobbie E. Brown This archive covers the operations of Charlie Co, 1st...

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...

38-CRS (Mecz) AAR (12/44)

38th Cavalry Recon Squadron The 38th Cavalry Regiment was a regiment of the US Army first established in 1916. It was the regimental affiliated with three recon and surveillance squadrons (1/38, 2/38, 3/38) that were part of battlefield surveillance brigades. During World War II, the 3rd Recon Squadron was activated as part of the 1st Cavalry...

419-AFAB (10-AD) – WW-2 (2020)

After Action Report of the 419th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, 10th Armored Division, November 1 1944 - May 1945. Battalion's Operations November 1944 Nov 1, the unit relieved the 344-FAB east of Vionville, France. Nov 3-6, supported the 20-AIB and the 61-AIB in the front of Metz, France. Mainly harassing and interdiction fires. Nov 7, moved 80...

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...

628-TDB – Operations in Luxembourg & Germany – September 1944

Officers Advanced Course - Armored School, 628th 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 James L. Higgins. (Able Co 628) Lt John J. Devine...

99-ID – George 395 – Schleiden – Germany – December 1944

The early days of December 1944 witnessed major changes in the disposition of units of the US V Corps to permit the support of and to make possible offensive action in the sector of the Roer River Dams area in Germany. The 99-ID, on December 12, held defensive positions extending from Monschau, in the...

Hürtgen – Push to the Roer – Final and Conclusion (Armor Support)

Push to the Roer - Final & Conclusion During the period that Combat Command Reserve, 5-AD, was attacking with the 8-ID, the Division Hqs and CCB were assembled and prepared to take advantage of any success by CCA in breaking out of the woods. On December 10, the 5-AD was disposed with its Hqs at...

The Battle of Aachen – Germany – by Capt Bruce K. Ferrell

The October 1944 Siege of Germany's West Wall (Siegfried Line), led to a MOUT (Military Operations in Urban Terrain) fighting in Charlemagne's Historic City during the month of October 1944, (Reprint from the December 2000 Article of the Armor Magazine, by Captain Bruce K. Ferrell). Preface At this year’s Armor Conference in May 2001, Fort Knox...

VII Corps – Breaching the Siegfried Line (09/1944)

In the early years of World War Two, the German Army amply demonstrated its ability to exploit victory to the fullest. After the tide had turned against the Germans, it became apparent that they also possessed the more outstanding ability to quickly recover from a defeat before their opponents could thoroughly exploit their success....
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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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Gen McNair’s Folly (Turnbow) (2020)

Preface While serving as an armor officer in the US Army during the cold war, the author had access to considerable amounts of intelligence information...

Italian Army WW-2 (Turnbow) (2020)

Background and Preparations A. The Italian armed forces were faced with a conflict between theories of employment. They had historically been structured for deployment in...
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