35th Infantry Division Troops and Wrecked Flakpanzer 38(t), Tessy Sur Vire, France, 1944
Report of Action Against the Enemy, 137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division
(1) In compliance with the provisions of Par 10 C3 AR 345-105, submitted below is report after action against the enemy for the 137th Infantry covering the period 1-31 October 1944.
October 1 1944
On the morning of Oct 1 1944, the 137-IR was opposed by strong German forces from a point midway between Pettoncourt and Chambrey on the Seille River northward to the edge of the Gremecey Forest. Northeast through the Gremecey Forest the 1st and 3rd Battalions of the 320-IR (35-ID) were in position, tying in with the 134-IR southeast of Fresnes. The 134th line extended west to Manhoue. Beyond them, across the Seille, was the 80-ID. On our right, the 4-AD was operating south of the Nancy – Saarbrucken Highway. The 133rd Engineers Combat Battalion remained in defensive position in our own sector, after being moved to the ridge east and south of Gremecey the previous day in repulsing the furious German attack in the direction of that town. Elements of the 6-AD had moved up from Corps reserve near Nancy, and went into an assembly area to the rear of the 137-IR, in preparation for a coordinated attack on the morning of Oct 1. Task Force Harris (6-AD) had the mission of attacking east from the vicinity of Pettoncourt to the line Chambrey – Bois de Chambrey.