Battle of the Bulge 1944 (2): Bastogne (Campaign, Volume by Steven J. Zaloga

By Steven J. Zaloga

Osprey's moment name interpreting the conflict of the Bulge, which was the biggest and costliest conflict fought through the USA military in international struggle II (1939-1945). while the assault within the north via sixth Panzer military failed, Hitler switched the focal point of the offensive to normal Manteuffel’s fifth Panzer military farther south. Overwhelming the golf green US 106th department, German Panzers flooded in the direction of the River Meuse. Barring their method used to be the crossroads city of Bastogne, bolstered on the final minute via the paratroopers of the one hundred and first Airborne, the ‘Screaming Eagles”. The level was once set for one of many epic struggles of the warfare – the conflict for Bastogne.

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The 352nd VG Division reached the 109th Infantry defenses around Diekirch on the afternoon of 19 December. The 352nd VG Division had lost so many of its experienced officers and NCOs that in the afternoon the attack was led by the divisional commander, Oberst Erich Schmidt, who was wounded in the process. By the morning of 20 December, the 109th Infantry withdrew to Ettelbruck, destroyed the bridges there, and established defensive positions in the hills west of the town. Further to the south, the 7th Army attacks had not progressed as well.

00hrs, they had not thoroughly cleared the town of American troops, and had overlooked American infantry in the stone chateau. On reaching the edge of the town and peering towards Bastogne they saw columns of American infantry advancing forward, a glimpse of Ewell's combat team. The paratroopers were supported by an air-portable 105mm light howitzer, the sound of which Bayerlein misinterpreted as tank fire. Instead of raiding into Bastogne, Bayerlein ordered his forces in this sector to prepare to repulse what he thought was a major American counterattack and not merely a local probe.

On the afternoon of 19 December, the corps commander, General Lüttwitz, visited Bayerlein to discuss the best approach to dealing with Bastogne. Lüttwitz was extremely agitated by the number of new US units showing up in Bastogne, and feared that if the corps did not race to the Meuse now and bypass Bastogne, that the Americans would soon receive more reinforcements. Bayerlein argued that Bastogne was indispensable to any future operations and that it would continue to pose a threat even if bypassed.

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