March 18, 2007

2 BTN in Huertgen Forest 1 - Clearing the position

We were ordered to clear the Kall Trail and the area around Vossenack. Warnings were issued that minefields and booby traps could be scattered in the area.

As we entered the area we discovered that the germans had positioned SPGuns in good firing positions. We had some trouble taking them out but eventually managed. This process slowed us down and wasn't improved by heavy rain. Unfortunately we lost some men during his clearing mission. The rain made the fighting a close combat fighting and a bloody one it was. At the end we couldn't clear our sector fully but we had made some progress. We just have to clear the sector bit by bit.