5 Must-See Pictures of the 4th Infantry Division during the Battle of the Bulge
October 18, 2017 joedemadio 2 Comments
In December the 4th Infantry Division shifted to Luxembourg, only to meet the German Army’s winter Ardennes Offensive head-on starting on 16 December 1944. Although its lines were dented, it managed to hold the Germans at Dickweiler, Osweiler, and partly in the Berdorf area. They heroicaly managed to keep the Germans from breaking through and waited for the 5th Division to arrive. The 12th Infantry Regiment was severely annihalated in the processs. The 4th Infantry Division then counterattacked in January across the Sauer at Moestroff, overran German positions in Fouhren and Vianden.
A 4th Infantry Division soldier loads a 3.5-inch rocket launcher (aka “bazooka”) inside a ruined house during the German offensive, early December 1944.
Two American soldiers of U.S. 4th Signal Company, 4th Infantry Division, hold the day’s bag during the Ardennes Counteroffensive of the Battle of the Bulge; one deer and two rabbits, which will supplement their rations. Left is Pfc. Clinton Calvert of Baynard, Nebraska, and right is Cpl. Roy Swisher of Washington, D.C. Near Goesdorf, Wiltz, Luxembourg. December 1944.
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