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Battle of the Bulge (Ardennen)

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Date Posted:September 21st, 2005
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Description: ·The coldest, snowiest weather “in memory” in the Ardennes Forest on the German/Belgium border.
·Over a million men, 500,000 Germans, 600,000 Americans (more than fought at Gettysburg) and 55,000 British.
·3 German armies, 10 corps, the equivalent of 29 divisions.
·3 American armies, 6 corps, the equivalent of 31 divisions.
·The equivalent of 3 British divisions as well as contingents of Belgian, Canadian and French troops.
·100,000 German casualties, killed, wounded or captured.
·81,000 American casualties, including 23,554 captured and 19,000 killed.
·1,400 British casualties 200 killed.
·800 tanks lost on each side, 1,000 German aircraft.
·The Malmedy Massacre, where 86 American soldiers were murdered, was the worst atrocity committed against American troops during the course of the war in Europe.
·The 106th Infantry Division, average age of 22 years, suffered 564 killed in action, 1,246 wounded and 7,001 missing in action at the end of the offensive. Most of these casualties occurred within the first three days of battle, when two of the division’s three regiments was forced to surrender.
·In it's entirety, the “Battle of the Bulge,” was the worst battles- in terms of losses - to the American Forces in WWII.


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