Help support TMP


"The Nightmare Battle of Hürtgen Forest" Topic


1 Post

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.


Back to the WWII Discussion Message Board


Areas of Interest

World War Two on the Land

Featured Hobby News Article


Featured Ruleset


Featured Showcase Article

1:285 RSO-3

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian bases more of his German artillery tractors.


Featured Profile Article

First Look: Battlefront's Rural Fields and Fences

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian gets his hands on some fields and fences.


Featured Movie Review


244 hits since 17 Oct 2020
©1994-2020 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2020 4:06 p.m. PST

"Gray skies hung low and a steady drizzle dripped through the tall, dense fir trees near the German-Belgian border on the morning of Thursday, November 16, 1944, during the Battle of Hürtgen Forest.

As artillery volleys thumped occasionally in the distance, small groups of chilled soldiers ventured out from the forward foxholes and bunkers of German General Hans Schmidt's 275th Infantry Division, scouting for signs of an expected American attack. Only a mile away, men of the U.S. 22nd Infantry Regiment's rifle and weapons companies rolled up their blankets and ate breakfast. It would be their last hot meal for 18 days. Officers and sergeants made last-minute preparations for an assault.

The "Double Deucer" Regiment had landed at Utah Beach with Maj. Gen. Raymond O. "Tubby" Barton's 4th Infantry (Ivy) Division on June 6, 1944, and suffered heavy casualties in the Normandy campaign. But, seasoned and with high morale, it was rated one of the best infantry regiments in the U.S. Army. Captain William S. Boice, one of its chaplains, called the 22nd Regiment "a fighting machine trained to an efficiency not matched at any time during the war." Its motto was "Deeds, Not Words," and it would be awarded a Distinguished Unit Citation…"
Main page
link


Amicalement
Armand

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.