Battle for Guébling (Nov 1944)

  Background Colonel Oden’s column, CCA, 4th Armored Division, made the initial attempt to penetrate the new German position between Bénestroff and Dieuze. Oden’s objective was Marimont-lès-Bénestroff, a crossroads village about one and a half miles southeast of Bénestroff. A passable road led out of the Koecking woods through Bourgaltroff to Marimont, avoiding the hills Read More…

Battle for the Bridge at Son (Sept 1944)

Background The future of Panzer-Brigade 107 was more promising than of any other Panzer-Brigade assigned to the Western Front. It was raised around the remnants from Panzer-Grenadier-Division 25. Although the brigade only received 33 Panther tanks and 12 StuG IV assault guns the unit got 9 to 12 weeks for training and organization! The urgency Read More…

Battle of Arracourt (Sept 1944)

Background The Battle of Arracourt was a major clash between U.S. and German armored forces near the town of Arracourt, Lorraine, France, between 18–29 September 1944, during World War II. As part of a counteroffensive against recent U.S. advances in France, the German 5th Panzer Army had as its objective the recapture of Lunéville and Read More…

Defense of the Calumpit Bridges, (Jan 1942

Background: The Philippines Campaign (Filipino:Labanan sa Pilipinas) or the Battle of the Philippines, fought 8 December 1941 through 8 May 1942, was the invasion of the Philippines by Japan and the defense of the islands by Filipino and United States forces. The Japanese launched the invasion by sea from Formosa over 200 miles to the Read More…