2-AD, Huy – Celles (12/44)

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Operation, 2AD, Ardenne Offensive
– a Movement Dec 21 Roer River (GER)/Eastern Belgium
– b Battle of Humain and the Celles’ Pocket
– c Drive on Houffalize, 1A and 3A connection
Howard N. Bressler, Captain, Cavalry

The beginning of the Ardennes offensive on December 16 1944 found the 2nd Armored Division in defensive positions along the Roer River in the vicinity of Jülich – Düren. On December 20, the entire division had been relieved of responsibility for the Roer River defensive line by the 29th Infantry Division. By order of the Commanding General, Ninth Army (9A), the Division reverted to Army reserve where it could be readily available to oppose possible enemy attack in that area.

German captives walk past a disabled tank as they are led into captivity by U.S. troops, on January 25, 1945, north of Foy, Belgium, in the final days of the Battle of the Bulge. (AP Photo)

German captives walk past a disabled tank as they are led into captivity by US troops, on January 25, 1945, north of Foy, Belgium, in the final days of the Battle of the Bulge. (NARA – US Army – EUCMH, Illustration

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