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Author Updates and Archive Additions

April 21, 2024
My online archive includes another three documents related to the fight for Chenogne on January 1, 1945. I’ll post more records on this topic in May and June.

G-2 Periodic Report No. 5, 11th Armd Div, 31 Dec 44
G-2 Periodic Report No. 7, 11th Armd Div, 2 Jan 45
G-2 Messages, 11th Armd Div, 1-2 Jan 45

Excerpts from Roger Marquet's French-language book on Chenogne

March 24, 2024

My online archive includes additional documents related to the Chenogne and the 11th Armored Division. More to come next month.

CCR and 55th Armd Inf Bn (Bell)
After-Action Report, 21st Armd Inf Bn, Jan 45
G-2 Journal, 11th Armd Div, 1 Jan 45

February 18, 2024

This month, I’ve posted three combat interviews related to the 11th Armored Division. One pertains to the 21st Armored Infantry Battalion, the unit responsible for the Chenogne massacre.

21st Armd Inf Bn (Keach)
41st Cav Rcn Sq (Greene)
63rd Armd Inf Bn (Sheely)

One Small Corner of the Bulge by John W. Fague

January 14, 2024

Are you familiar with the Chenogne massacre? I have endeavored to unearth primary-source documents pertaining to the massacre and the battle for Chenogne on January 1, 1945. Here are the first three records (with many more to come): 

Interrogation Report 2, CCA, 11th Armd Div, 1 Jan 45
Interrogation Report 3, CCA, 11th Armd Div, 2 Jan 45
IPW Team 52, 11th Armd Div, 1 Jan 45

Check out Mark Felton’s video about Chenogne:

A Tale of Two Ardennes Massacres

The Burnotte Farm served as a German station on January 1, 1945. It was also the scene of a massacre after the building caught fire and Germans inside attempted to surrender.

M4A3 Sherman tank, 11th Armored Division, Germany, April 1945

April 19, 1945: Elements of the 11th Armored Division speed along the Autobahn leading from Hof to Nürnberg, Germany. (Kenneth M. Elk, 166th SPC)

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