THE BLUE BATTALION__Company M


 

DATE CP Town Company M
Feb.  3 DICKWEILER,
   LUXEMBOURG 

Dug in our machine-guns and sat waiting for the Germans to make one false move. 88s shelled the town and one man slightly injured. Mortars kept up the daily shelling of German positions.

Feb. 23  FERSCHWEILER,
   GERMANY  

Rolled across the Sauer River at Echternach, and proceeded to Ferschweiler. Took up positions along Prüm River and relieved the 10th Inf., and smashed the enemy's defenses with intense mortar fire.

Feb. 27  ALSDORF 

Hand-carried weapons across Prüm River and encountered heavy enemy artillery and mortar fire. Had casualties from heavy concentration of enemy fire.

Feb. 28  MECKEL  & GILZEM 

Captured by the determined men of the 3rd Bn. with the supporting fire of our machine-guns and mortars. Set up positions around town at night and ready to pull out at dawn.

Mar.   1  EISENACH

Captured more German troops, and set up positions along the Kyll River. Getting set for the crossing of the river.

Mar.   4 KYLL

Under a terrific artillery barrage and also screaming meemies, Jerry launched a counter-attack against us. Repelled with considerable losses.

Mar.   6  ORENHOFEN

Crossed river after walking down a steep winding road with all equipment. Followed riflemen up the steep bluff on other side of Kyll. Continued until we reached Orenhofen.

Mar. 11  LÜXEM & WENGEROHR 

Encountered light opposition and pushed it back. Our PW number increased considerably. Received replacements to increase our fighting strength.

Mar. 16  ALTRICH

Was moved back and placed in regimental reserve. It was a well deserved rest for our heavily burdened boys. Organized for the crossing of the Moselle.

Mar. 19  MÜLHEIM 

After our crossing of the Moselle we pushed on to Mülheim. Captured more enemy troops.

Mar. 21  WALDALGESHEIM 

Finally reached the Rhine after a ride of 96 MILES: Looked the same as any other river to us.

Mar. 22  WALDALGESHEIM  Set up defensive positions along Rhine River and sat there waiting orders to cross.
Mar. 27  KRATZENBURG 

Guarded strategic positions along the Rhine and heard of 3rd Army crossing of the Rhine. Traveled 50 miles to Steinfischbach.

Mar. 30  STEINFISCHBACH 

Cleaned out town. One platoon stayed behind to do a thorough job. Rest of company proceeded by motor to Idstein.

Mar. 31  IDSTEIN  Patrolled the town and searched woods for SS troops reported there.
Apr.  3  ALLMUTHSHAUSEN  Patrolled town and searched surrounding areas.
Apr.  4  RÖHRENFURTH   Cleaned out this town and five others. Captured quite a few Germans.
Apr.  8  DINGELSTÄDT 

Attached to 6th Armored Div., and engaged in clearing pockets left behind by surging Armored forces.

Apr. 10  LANGENSALZA  Subjected to enemy air raids--no one injured. Jumped off on attack at 1130.
Apr. 11  BALLHAUSEN

Arrived at Ballhausen after passing through Merxleben, Klettstedt, Gross Vargula and Bad Tennstedt.

Apr. 13  HOLLSTEITZ

Convoy temporarily halted by enemy resistance. Resistance taken care of and convoy proceeded to its new destination.

Apr. 14  THEISSEN

Flushed the town and went on to Zeitz but was forced to retrace route; finally crossed bridge on opposite side of Zeitz. Proceeded to Rositz - Bn. Assembly area. Left and continued on to take city of Altenburg.

Apr. 17  RÖLLINGSHAIN 

Took up positions on outskirts of the town. Sent out a patrol which encountered enemy troops; suffered several casualties and also lost a tank. Waiting for the Russians to meet us.

Apr. 25 PENIG

Patrol met with a patrol of SS men and killed four of them, freeing at the same time a truck load of our men being held by the SS. None of our men injured.

Apr. 26 PENIG

Heard the good news of victory being near, and more good news of showers being set up for us.

May  9 PENIG V-E.

 


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