After Action Report: 634th TD Battalion - November 1944 (Map-enabled, v1.0)

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HEADQUARTERS

634TH TANK DESTROYER BATTALION

APO 230, US Army

1 December 1944

SUBJECT: Action against Enemy, Reports After/After Action Reports.

TO: The Adjutant, War Department, Washington, D.C.

1. Following report for the 634th Tank Destroyer Battalion for the month of November 1944 is submitted:

a. Original unit: no change.

b. Changes in organization: no change.

c. Strength:

0001, 1 Nov 44:34 Officers2 WO581 EM
2400, 30 Nov 44:31 Officers2 WO576 EM
Net Gains and Losses:3 LossesSame5 Losses

d. Stations:CoordinatesDate of ArrivalDate of Departure
Hauset, Bel (VK8336) 15 Sept 4424 Nov 44
Vicht, Germany (VK946388) 24 Nov 44None

e. Marches: Not applicable -- See Appendix No. 1.

f. Campaign:

(1) Name - Germany

(2) Duration - Began 12 Sept 44 and continues at date of this report.

(3) Purpose: Destruction of German Armies.

(4) Authority - Par. 2, General Orders No. 49, 1944, War Dept., Washington, D.C.

g. Battles: See Appendix No. 1.

h. Commanding Officers in important engagements: Not applicable.

i. Losses in action:

Grade or RankNameASNType of CasualtyDate in Nov/44
S/SgtLeo F. Samek20715922LWA6
2nd LtEdward G. DeLury01821981LWA6
CplElfor E. Swedeen37026405KIA10
Tec 5Harold Potter12033813LWA10
PvtAnthony J. Kordish38491112LWA15
PvtAbraham A. Diamond32235959LWA16
PvtMelvin Waller37581278LWA16
PfcRalph K. Matthews35291849LWA17
Tec 4Leonard E. Stolley37121961DOW19
PfcHoward R. McDonald33628697LWA18
PvtChrisley L. Baker35779223LWA18
CplJohn F. Sauer36343411LWA18
2nd LtAlastair H. McKay0887487SWA18
SgtClinton Doran38212263LWA19
PvtMillard Jackson35803096DOW19
PvtJames H. Skipper Jr.38207372SWA19
PvtWilbur D. Rabel5922524LWA19
PvtWilliam R. Era31095954LWA19
Tec 4Paul E. Vertz37185632LWA19
PvtWilliam T. Manning Jr.33628631LWA20
PvtGeorge J. Becker16071240LWA20
PvtAlbert H. Reed38175443LWA22
PfcRobert J. Reynolds35422706LWA24
PfcOwen E. Graul37198618KIA24
Tec 4Robert J. Doyle20713052KIA24
S/SgtVance P. Lemelin20713063KIA25
PvtEllis A. Smith Jr.34883395LWA25
PvtHubert Simpson37083596LWA25
Tec 5Leonard J. Heidenfelder32236008LWA25
SgtCharles H. Harris34188072LWA25
PvtHarry R. Marshall35812331KIA25
PfcFrank V. Zlodi36268220KIA25
SgtArvid W. Anderson20714696KIA25
S/SgtEmil E. Sheldon37043824LWA26
SgtGeorge R. Vigoren20714843LWA29
PvtWilliam G. Hubersberger37361474LWA29
PvtLouis Hode32236200LWA28
PfcJohn J. Hitt Jr.38187944LWA28
CplCharles J. Noppert35468975LIA28
Tec 4Delbert E. Alderson37124903LWA28
SgtStanley H. Perkins39682088KIA28
1st Lt.Charles F. Burlando0432884KIA28
CplCharles C. Pickrel37200592SWA29
SgtJohn S. Fults20715909LWA30

j. Former members who have distinguished themselves in action:

1st LtCOLE R. CUTLERO-1822539, NMB, Silver Star Medal -- Per GO 117, Hq 1st Us Inf Div, dated 7 Nov 1944.
1st LtRANDOLPH L. MARSHALLO-1824774, NMB, Bronze Star Medal -- Per GO 123, Hq 1st US Inf Div, dated 17 Nov 1944.
CplJohn N. Gauer36343411, FA, Bronze Star Medal -- Per GO 128, Hq 1st US Inf Div, dated 23 Nov 1944.
Tec 5Allen D. Palmer37126227, FA, Silver Star Medal -- Per GO 117, Hq 1st US Inf Div, dated 7 Nov 1944.
PvtGeorge Koenig371741742, FA, Bronze Star Medal -- Per GO 123, Hq 1st US Inf Div, dated 23 Nov 1944.
PvtAbraham A. Diamond32235959, FA, Bronze Star Medal -- Per GO 127, Hq 1st US Inf Div, dated 22 Nov 1944.

Present members who have distinguished themselves in action:

Lt ColHENRY L. DAVISSONO-332232, FA, Silver Star Medal -- Per GO 125, Hq 1st US Inf Div, dated 20 Nov 44.
Lt ColHENRY L. DAVISSONO-332232, FA, Bronze Star Medal -- Per GO 124, Hq 1st US Inf Div, dated 18 Nov 44.
MajorKARL F. HERDO-298150, FA, Bronze Star Medal -- Per GO 126, Hq 1st US Inf Div, dated 21 Nov 44.
CaptTHOMAS B. ANDERSONO-1822575, NMB, Silver Star Medal -- Per GO 118, Hq 1st US Inf Div, dated 9 Nov 1944
CaptTHOMAS B. ANDERSONO-1822575, NMB, Bronze Star Medal -- Per GO 130, Hq 1st US Inf Div, dated 20 Nov 1944.
1st LtEMMETT N. DUFFYO-1822544, NMB, Silver Star Medal -- Per GO 123, Hq 1st US Inf Div, dated 17 Nov 1944.
1st SgtHenry J. Grady(then S Sgt)20715954, FA, Bronze Star Medal -- Per GO 127, Hq 1st US Inf Div, dated 22 Nov 1944.
1st SgtLawrence C. Barboe(then T Sgt)20716418, FA, Bronze Star Medal -- Per GO 130, Hq 1st US Inf Div, dated 26 Nov 1944.
S SgtElmer C. Lang37043172, FA, Bronze Star Medal -- Per GO 126, Hq 1st US Inf Div, dated 21 Nov 1944.
S SgtFrank J. Stejskal20715894, FA, Bronze Star Medal -- Per GO 131, Hq 1st US Inf Div, dated 27 Nov 1944.
S SgtLyle E. Van Soyoc37037392, FA, Bronze Star Medal -- Per GO 131, Hq 1st US Inf Div, dated 27 Nov 1944.
S SgtRoger L. Holt20713159, FA, Bronze Star Medal -- Per GO 119, Hq 1st US Inf Div, dated 10 Nov 1944.
SgtGordon S. Grow20713503, FA, Bronze Star Medal -- Per GO 128, Hq 1st US Inf Div, dated 23 Nov 1944.
SgtOrville M. Nessa37043339, FA, Silver Star Medal -- Per GO 127, Hq 1st US Inf Div, dated 27 Nov 1944.
S SgtRichard Lobin37056417, FA, Silver Star Medal -- Per GO 130, Hq 1st US Inf Div, dated 26 Nov 1944.
Tec 4Oliver E. Brown36267936, FA, Bronze Star Medal -- Per GO 131, Hq 1st US Inf Div, dated 27 Nov 1944.
Tec 4Anthony P. Cherry36345261, FA, Bronze Star Medal -- Per GO 118, Hq 1st US Inf Div, dated 9 Nov 1944.
Tec 4Frank L. Fourek36343224, FA, Bronze Star Medal -- Per GO 128, Hq 1st US Inf Div, dated 23 Nov 1944.
CplDenver L. Rudd38107567, FA, Bronze Star Medal -- Per GO, 123, Hq 1st US Inf Div, dated 23 Nov 1944.
CplMichael L. Fuchs (then PFC)38197684, FA, Bronze Star Medal -- Per GO 127, Hq 1st US Inf Div, dated 22 Nov 1944.
CplAndrew D. Joslin37043419, FA, Bronze Star Medal -- Per GO 128, Hq 1st US Inf Div, dated 23 Nov 1944.
CplEdly M. Harris34883407, FA, Silver Star Medal -- Per GO 119, Hq 1st US Inf Div, dated 10 Nov 1944.
Tec 5Ollen J. Hedgepeth3628633, FA, Silver Star Medal -- Per GO 118, Hq 1st US Inf Div, dated 9 Nov 1944.
Tec 5Furman L. Moore18109059, FA, Bronze Star Medal -- Per GO 119, Hq 1st US Inf Div, dated 10 Nov 1044.
PvtJohn W. MacDonald36-75407, FA, Silver Star Medal -- Per GO 130, Hq 1st US Inf Div, dated 26 Nov 1944.
PvtHenry D. Kennedy34333780, FA, Bronze Star Medal -- Per GO 131, Hq 1st US Inf Div, dated 27 Nov 1944.

k. Photographs: None

ll. Inclosures: Battalion Journal from 1 Nov to 30 Nov 44 incl. and the complete file in support thereof.


[SIGNED]
HENRY L. DAVISSON,
Lt. Col., FA,
Comdg.


6 Incls:
Incl #1 Battalion Journal
#2 Supporting Documents 1 Nov to 7 Nov 44 Incl.
#3 " " 8 Nov to 14 Nov 44 Incl.
#4 " " 15 Nov to 22 Nov 44 Incl.
#5 " " 23 Nov to 26 Nov 44 Incl.
#6 " " 27 Nov to 30 Nov 44 Incl.

Company "A” 1 Nov 44

Company was committed as follows: 1A at (889444) . 2A assembled at Co CP. 3A at (885454) . Co CP at (846405) .

2 Nov 44

No change. Company continued AT Role with two (2) platoons comitted and one (1) in reserve. Co CP at (846405) .

3 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. Platoons remained in positions as of previous day. Co CP at (846405) .

4 Nov 44

Attachments: 1A in position at (889444) ; 2A relieved 3A at 041730A, occupying AT positions at (885454) with 3 TD’s, one (1) TD occupied indirect firing position at (859435) . 3A fired 46 rds direct fire at two (2) pillboxes as ranges of 500 & 900 yards respectively. The walls of the pillboxes were not penetrated. 3A assembled at Co CP for maintenance and rest. Co CP at (846405) .

5 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1A in position at (889444) ; 2A in position at (885454) with 3 TD’s and the 4th TD in an indirect fire position at (859435) ; 3A remained at Co CP. Co CP at (846405) .

6 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. Platoons remained in position as of previous day. 1 TD in an indirect fire position attempted to register, expending 13 rds HE. Registration was not completed. Co CP at (846405) .

7 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. Platoons remained in position as of 6 Nov 1944. No direct or indirect firing done during the period. Co CP at (846405) .

8 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1A remained in position at (889444) . Co A (-1A) moved to a fwd assembly area (973372) at 081430A. Co CP at (975372) .

9 Nov 44

Attachments: 1A relieved of assignment to 1st Bn., 26th Inf Regt, and rejoined Co at 091400A. Co entirely assembled at Co CP (975372) .

10 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. Company remained under Regtl control. Period spent in repairing tracks and digging in. Co CP at (975372) .

11 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. Company remained in assembly area improving roads and repairing tracks assisted by Pioneer Platoon of Rcn Co. Co CP at (975372) .

12 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. Co remained in assembly area, improving roads and repairing tracks. Co CP at (975372) .

13 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. Co remained in assembly area. Platoons prepared for future operations. Co CP at (975372) .

14 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. Co remained in assembly area and fully prepared for future operations. Co CP at (975372) .

15 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. Co remained in assembly area, prepared for future operations. Co CP at (975372) .

16 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 2A moved fws in direct support of 2nd Bn, 26th Inf Regt. 1A & 3A remained in assembly area. H-hour for the attack was 161245A. Preparation bombing & artillery preceded the attack. Bn CP at (975372) .

17 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 2A continued in support of 2nd Bn, 26th Inf Regt at (011421) . 1A & 3A remained in assembly area at Co CP. Co CP at (975372) .

18 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 2A continued in support of 2nd Bn, 26th Inf Regt at (027433) . 1A & 3A remained in assembly area. Co CP at (975372) .

19 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 2A remained in position at (027433) . 3A moved fwd with its supported Bn to assembly area (032451) . Co CP at (975372) .

20 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 2A & 3A continued in support of their respective Bn’s and were in position at (029449) & (032451) respectively. 1A remained in assembly area at Co CP. Co CP at (975372) .

21 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1A moved to fwd assembly area (005427) at 210645A. 2A remained in position at (029449) . 3A moved fwd to firing position at (028444) , and shelled a large stone castle (029445) . The walls of the Castle were not penetrated by any of the rounds, but 20 PW’s and 12 MG 42’s were captured. Co CP at (975372) .

22 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1A remained in position at (025445) . 2A remained in position as of previous day at (029449) . 3A moved fwd to position at (028444) . Co CP at (975372) .

23 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1A moved fwd with 1st Bn, 26th Inf Regt and occupied positions in vicinity of (039446) . 2A remained in position at (028444) supporting 3rd Bn., 26th Inf Regt. 3A fired 80 rds HE into woods Northeast of 3rd Bn positions at (030445) . Co CP at (975372) .

24 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1A supporting 1st Bn 26th Inf Regt and in position at (024444) . 2A moved to assembly area at (025445) . 3A moving fwd in close support of 3rd Bn, 26th Inf Regt in position at (039450) . Co CP at (975372) .

25 Nov 1944

Attachments: No change. 1A remained in position at (024444) in close support of 1st Bn, 26th Inf Regt. 2A remained in assembly area at (025445) . 3A in position (039450) . Co CP at (975372) .

26 Nov 1944

Attachments: No change. 1A remained in position at (024444) in close support of 1st Bn, 26th Inf Regt. 2A remained in assembly area at (025445) . 3A remained in position at (039450) . 3A fired 200 rds Cal. .50 MG ammo & 28 rds 3” HE direct fire at dug-in Ey Inf positions. Co CP at (975372) .

27 Nov 1944

Attachments: No change. 1A remained in position at (024444) . 2A remained in position at (025445) . 3A fired 16 rds 3” HE indirect fire from firing positions in a small clearing vicinity (038452) . Co CP at (975372) .

28 Nov 1944

Attachments: No change. 1A moved fwd from assembly area to give direct support to 1st Bn, 26th Inf Regt (035446) . 2A remained in assembly area at (025445) . 3A in close support of 3rd Bn, 26th Inf Regt, moved one (1) section of TD’s into firing positions at (042460) at about 271830A. The other section of the Platoon pushed fwd in support of the attacking Co’s into the out-skirts of Jungersdorf at (041467) . The section of TD’s in position at (042460) was on the right flank of the right flank Co of the 3rd Bn, 26th Inf Regt, and were occupying positions in the woods, subjected to infiltration by the Ey. At 281000A, this position was threatened by Ey attack and subsequently over-run at 281100A after the few men at the position had put up a stiff fight. One (1) Officer (Lt. BURLANDO) and one (1) EM (Sgt. Perkins) KIA, two (2) EM SWA & two (2) EM SIA evac. Both of the M-10’s of the section were hit by Ey bazooka fire and one (1) is totally burned out, the other is believed to be repairable. Co CP at (975372) .

29 Nov 1944

Attachments: No change. 1A remained in position at (035446) . 2A moved fwd with 2nd Bn, 26th Inf Regt, supporting their attacks on Merode, at the end of period they were in position on trail at (040450) . 3A (-) one (1) TD remained in position supporting 3rd Bn, 26th Inf Regt and in position at (040465) . Co CP at (975372) .

30 Nov 1944

Attachments: No change. 1A remained in position at (035446) . 2A remained on woods trail at (040450) , behind the M-4 Tanks which are bogged down. 3A (-) one (1) TD remained in position supporting 3rd Bn, 26th Inf Regt in position at (040465) . Co CP at (975372) .

Company "B” 1 Nov 44

Company "B” occupied AT positions across the 18th Inf Regt front with two (2) platoons comitted and one (1) platoon in reserve. Locations were as follows: 1B (875456) 2B in Co reserve at (884434) and 3B (863462) . 1B fired 16 rds APC and 14 rds HE direct fire on German barracks and pillboxes at (869466) vicinity of Haaren. Co CP at (884434) .

2 Nov 44

Attachments: 1B remained in position at (875456) . 2B relieved 3B at 020700A and occupied gun positions at (863462) . 3B assembled at Co CP of Co A (846405) . Co CP at (884434) .

3 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. Platoons remained in position as of 2 Nov 44. 1B fired 6 rds APC and 2 rds HE from GP (858447) on pillbox at (869499) . 2B fired 12 rds APC and 8 rds HE from gun positions (862459) & (867458) at pillboxes located at (873461) and (875462) . Hits were observed but positive results are unknown. 3B remained in assembly area at (846405) . Co CP at (884434) .

4 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. Platoons remained in positions as of 3 Nov 44. 3B at JAUNT ABLE area resting and performing maintenance. Co CP at (884434) .

5 Nov 44

Attachments: 1B relieved by 3B at 050630A, occupying Gun Positions at (875456) . 1B assembled at JAUNT ABLE CP area. 2B remained in positions as of 4 Nov 1944. Co CP at (884434) .

6 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. Platoons remained in positions as of 5 Nov 44. Co CP at (884434) .

7 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. Platoons remained in positions as of 6 Nov 1944. Co CP at (884434) .

8 Nov 44

Attachments: 1B rejoined 3rd Bn, 18th Inf Regt. 2B remained in position as of previous day. 3rd platoon remained in position as of 7 Nov 44. 3B has 3TD’s in Haaren and 1 TD in Verlautenheide. One (1) Officer LWA by shell fragments and evacuated. Co CP at (884434) .

9 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. All platoons prepared for move to fwd assembly areas. Co CP at (884434) .

10 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. All platoons moved fwd to assembly areas with supported Bn’s. All units closed in by 101530A. Co CP at (953364) .

11 Not 44

Attachments: No change. Platoons remained in assembly areas, continued maintenance and improvement of positions. Co CP at (953364) .

12 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. Platoons remained in assembly areas as follows: 1B at (937356) , 2B at (943363) and 3B at (941359) . Co CP at (953366) .

13 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. Platoons remained in assembly areas, prepared for future operations. Co CP at (953366) .

14 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. Platoons remained in assembly areas, prepared for future operations. Co CP at (953366) .

15 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. Platoons remained in assembly areas prepared for future operations. Co CP at (953366) .

16 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. Platoons remained in assembly areas awaiting movement orders. 18th Inf Regt is reserve Regt for the Division attack. Co CP at (953366) .

17 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1B moved fwd to assembly area at 171430A (991389) . 2B & 3B remained in assembly areas as of 16 Nov 44. Co CP at (953366) .

18 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1B remained in assembly area at (991389) . 2B at (943363) . 3B at (941359) . Co CP at (953366) .

19 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1B in assembly area at (991389) . 2B & 3B moved fwd with their supported Bn’s into assembly areas vicinity of (970400) Grid Square. Co CP at (975409) .

20 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1B moved fwd to support 3rd Bn, 18th Inf Regt at (013452) in Heistern. 2B moved fwd with 1st Bn, 18th Inf Regt into an assembly area at (990390) . 3B moved fwd with 2nd Bn, 18th Inf Regt to assembly area at (983399) . Co CP at (975409) .

21 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1B in position at (024444) . 2B moved fwd with 1st Bn, 18th Inf Regt to assembly area at (000431) . 3B remained in assembly area at (986410) . 1B captured 5 PW’s on 21 Nov 1944. Co CP located at (975409) .

22 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1B in position at (014444) ; 2B moved fwd passing through 1B and occupying positions at (019449) ; 3B moved to fwd assembly area at (007421) . 1B destroyed one (1) Ey OP and expended 2 rds APC and 25 rds HE. Co CP at (975408) .

23 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1B moved fwd to positions at (014453) . 2B moved fwd and occupied positions at (018462) . 3B in assembly area at (007421) . 2B destroyed one (1) Ey OP with 2 rds APC and 28 rds HE. Co CP at (975408) .

24 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1B in assembly area at (013453) ; 2B in assembly area at (012449) ; 3B remained in assembly area at (005422) . Co CP at (975408) .

25 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1B in assembly area at (013453) . 2B remained in assembly area at (012449) . 3B remained in assembly area at (021454) . 2nd Rcn Platoon atchd to Co B, 634th TD Bn was ordered to make a route Rcn to forward CP for 1st Bn, 18th Inf Regt, and to check area for enemy snipers. While searching the prospective CP (019453) , the platoon was subjected to an extremely accurate artillery shelling. Three (3) EM (Rcn Platoon) KIA and one (1) EM (Med Det) KIA, and three (3) EM SWA. Co CP at (975408) .

26 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1B in assembly area at (013453) . 2B in assembly area at (012449) . 3B in assembly area at (021454) . Co CP at (975408) .

27 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1B in assembly area at (013453) . 2B in assembly area at (012449) . 3B in assembly area at (021454) . Co CP at (975408) .

28 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1B moved fwd in support of 3rd Bn, 18th Inf Regt and occupied positions on the Southwestern edge of Langerwehe. 2B remained in position at (012449) . 3B in assembly area at (021454) . Co CP at (975408) .

29 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1B in position in town of Langerwehe. 2B remained in assembly area at (012449) . 3B moved fwd into Langerwehe and occupied positions at (035474) . 1B expended 50 rds HE direct fire against Ey strong-points while entering Langerwehe. Co CP at (975408) .

30 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1B in position in town of Langerwehe occupying positions at (031475) . 2B remained in assembly area at (012449) . 3B located in Langerwehe (035474) . Co CP at (975408) .

Company "C” 1 Nov 44

Attachments at beginning of Nov are as follows: 1C atchd to 2nd Bn, 16th Inf Regt and occupying positions at (904433) ; 2C atchd to 1st Bn, 16th Inf Regt and occupying positions at (928428) . 3C atchd to 3rd Bn, 16th Inf Regt and in reserve at Co CP. One (1) M-10 is spotted in an indirect firing position and expended 192 rds HE on harassing fire missions during the last 24 hours. Co CP at (881388) .

2 Nov 44

Attachments: 1C at (904433) . 3C relieved 2C at 020100 and occupied positions at (929428) . 2C assembled at Co CP for maintenance and rest. One (1) M-10 at Co CP fired 192 rds HE harassing fire missions during the period. Results unknown. Co CP at (881388) .

3 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1C in AT positions at (904433) . 2C assembled at Co CP. 3C in AT positions at (929428) . One (1) M-10 at Co CP fired 192 rds HE on harassing fire missions during the period. Co CP at (881388) .

4 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. Platoons remained in positions as of previous day. One (1) M-10 at Co CP fired 192 rds HE on harassing fire missions during the period. Co CP at (881388) .

5 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. Platoons remained in positions as of previous day. One (1) M-10 at Co CP fired 192 rds 3” HE harassing fire during the period. Co CP at (881388) .

6 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. Platoons remained in positions as of 5 Nov 1944. One (1) M-10 at Co CP fired 192 rds 3” HE harassing fire missions during the period. Moderate artillery falling on Gun Positions. Co CP at (881388) .

7 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. Platoons remained in positions as of 6 Nov 1944. One (1) M-10 at Co CP fired 192 rds 3” HE indirect fire during the period. A total of 12 harassing missions fired during the period. Co CP at (881388) .

8 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. Platoons remained in positions as of 7 Nov 1944. One (1) M-10 at at Co CP fired 192 rds 3” HE indirect fire during the period. Co CP at (881388) .

9 Nov 44

Attachments: 1C & 3C relieved of attachments and assembled in area (974384) . 2C assembled at fwd area (005410) with 1st Bn, 16th Inf Regt. Co CP at (881388) .

10 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1C & 3C in an indirect firing position at (974384) . 2C in assembly area at (005410) . Period spent on improvement of firing position and maintenance. Co CP moved fwd to (974384) .

11 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1C & 3C remained in the indirect firing positions at (974384) . 2C in fwd assembly area (005410) with 1st Bn, 16th Inf Regt. Co CP at (974384) .

12 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1C & 3C remained in indirect firing positions at (974384) . 2C in fwd assembly area at (005410) . Co CP at (974384) .

13 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. Platoons remained in positions as of 12 Nov 1944. Platoons prepared for future operations. Co CP at (974384) .

14 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. Platoons remained in positions as of previous day. Platoons prepared for future operations. Co CP at (974384) .

15 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. Platoons remained in positions as of 14 Nov 1944. Platoons prepared for future operations. Co CP at (974384) .

16 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1C & 3C fired two (2) preparatory concentrations supporting the attack of 1st Bn, 16th Inf Regt; 570 rds 3” HE total ammunition expended for indirect fire. 2C jumped off with 1st Bn, 16th Inf Regt at 161245A. At close of period, 2C was reported in position at (000433) . Co CP at (974384) .

17 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1C & 3C rejoined their respective Battalions and are assembled at these locations; 1C at (979401) and 3C at (995409) . 2C in support of 1st Bn, 16th Inf Regt, fought their way into Hamich (001437) entering the town at 171630A. Co CP at (974384) .

18 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1C moved fwd from assembly area to support 2nd Bn, 16th Inf Regt at close of period were in position at (001432) . 2C in support of 1st Bn, 16th Inf Regt, in position in vicinity of Hamich (001437) . 3C in support of 3rd Bn, 16th Inf Regt moved fwd with the Bn giving assault type direct fire support to the Infantry advance by shelling every house or suspected strong-point on the road into Hamich. Before reaching the town, four (4) enemy tanks (Mk VI) broke through positions of 1st Vn and threatened to over-run their positions. 3C destroyed two (2) Mk VI, and one (1) AT Gun, suffered the loss of one (1) M-10 which caught fire when a Mk VI tank exploded, while crossing a street, near its position. Two (2) EM SWA, one (1) EM LWA (evac). 60 rds HE & 20 rds APC were expended by 3C. Co CP at (974384) .

19 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1C remained in position supporting 2nd Bn, 16th Inf Regt on Hill 232 (997444) . Lt. McKAY SWA (evac) when caught in Ey M-Gun crossfire while on Rcn for TD positions. 2C in support of 1st Bn, 16th Inf Regt, had one (1) M-10 partially burned when the ammunition in the ready rack of the turret was hit by Ey arty and set afire (001434) . One (1) EM SWA, (evac), one (1) EM SIA, and two (2) EM LIA. 3C supporting 3rd Bn, 16th Inf Regt, destroyed one (1) Mk VI tank during the period. The Ey counter-attacked the 1st & 3rd Bn positions at 182230A & again at 190600A. Both counter-attacks were dispersed by 1st Div Arty who were ordered to fire on our positions with time & Super Quick fuze. Co CP at (974384) .

20 Nov 44

Attachments:No change. All platoons pushed forward with their supported Bns and at the close of period were occupying these positions: 1C (991449) ; 2C (998449) & 3C at (002449) . Co CP at (974384) .

21 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1C in positions at (990449) . 2C withdrew to positions at (002438 and 3C in position at (003449) . Co CP at (974384) .

22 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1C remained in position at (990449) . 2C remained in position at (002438) . 3C withdrew to assembly area at (974384) . Co CP at (974384) .

23 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1C moved fwd in support of 2nd Bn, 16th Inf Regt and at close of period were in position at (002462) . 2C were held up by Engineer repairs on a bridge and are in assembly at (010458) . 3C moved to assembly area at (000447) . Co CP at (974384) .

24 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1C moved fwd in support of 2nd Bn, 16th Inf Regt and occupied positions at (000468) . 2C reported at M-10’s bogged down at (014463) . 3C in assembly area at (001437) . Co CP at (974384) .

25 Nov 44

Attachments: 1C supporting 2nd Bn, 16th Inf Regt and occupying positions at (000468) . Three (3) TD’s of 2C bogged down at (014463) . The 4th TD has been detached to 5th FA Bn and placed in an indirect firing position for experimental firing of the 3” Shell, Star Illuminating were fired. No range tables were available. One (1) round of the Star Shell was observed. 3C in assembly area at (001437) . Co CP at (974384) .

26 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1C in position at (000468) . Three (3) TD’s 2C remain bogged down at (014463) , and due to Ey observation cannot be recovered at the present time. 10 rds of 3” HE were extended during the period to register the 4th TD of 2C. 3C remained in an assembly area at (001437) . Co CP at (974384) .

27 Nov 44

Attachments: 1C relieved of attachment to 2nd Bn, 16th Inf Regt and assembled at Co CP (974384) , at 271430A. 2C no change. Three (3) TD’s remained bogged down and one (1) TD in indirect fire position. 3C remained in assembly area (001437) . Co CP at (974384) .

28 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1C remained at Co CP performing maintenance on vehicles. 2C recovered the three (3) TD’s previously reported as bogged down, and assembled at Co CP. The 4th TD of 2C displaced fwd to another indirect fire position at (998440) . 3C remained in assembly area at (001437) in support of 1st Bn, 16th Inf Regt. Co CP (974384) .

29 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1C & 2C remained in assembly at Co CP performing maintenance. 3C moved fwd to assembly area on outskirts of Weisweiler at (002475) . Co CP at (974384) .

30 Nov 44

Attachments: No change. 1C & 2C moved fwd to assembly area vicinity on new CP. 3C remained in assembly area at (002475) on the outskirts of Langerwehe. Co CP at (002437) .