Author Updates and Archive Additions
March 21, 2021
On March 6, 1944, the 100th Bombardment Group (Eighth Air Force) raided Berlin, a mission that cost the group fifteen aircraft, its worst single-day loss of the war. I’ve created a new subject area in my archive related to the “Bloody Hundredth.” Here are four documents ...
Operations Officer Report, Mission of 6 Mar 44
Navigational Narratives for Mission of 6 Mar 44
Mission Route, 100th Bomb Group, 6 Mar 44
Formation, Group A, 100th Bomb Group, 6 Mar 44
February 21, 2021
Continuing on last month’s theme, I’ve added three documents to my archive, all concerning the 2nd Infantry Division and the battle for Krinkelt-Rocherath.
Sketch, 2nd Plt, Co B, 38th Inf Rgt, 17-18 Dec 44
Overlay, AT Co, 38th Inf Rgt, 17-18 Dec 44
57mm AT Guns in Rocherath-Krinkelt Action
January 20, 2021
Today I've added three new documents to my online archive. They relate to the 2nd Infantry Division and its battle for Krinkelt-Rocherath in December 1944.
Destruction of German Armor (644th TD Bn)
German Armor Destroyed by Owen McDermott
Enemy Tanks Destroyed, Krinkelt-Rocherath
Four years ago, I posted a damaged copy of Robert Utley’s “Enemy Tanks Destroyed” map. I subsequently found another copy in perfect condition. Both are now in my archive. Utley’s tally was 77 knocked-out enemy tanks, certainly an inflated number as it exceeds the armored strength of the German units involved in the battle. This likely occurred because the map was based on after-action claims and not a battlefield survey.
February 1, 1945: Krinkelt, Belgium, after its
recapture by the 2nd Infantry Division. (S/Sgt. Dwight P. Ellett, 165th SPC)