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Sankt-Vith

Sankt-Vith

133. "A Water Buffalo, loaded with Marines, churns through the sea bound for beaches of Tinian Island near Guam." July 1944. 26-G-2682. (ww2_133.jpg)

133. "A Water Buffalo, loaded with Marines, churns through the sea bound for beaches of Tinian Island near Guam." July 1944. 26-G-2682. (ww2_133.jpg)

American forces in the Ardennes Forest - WWII

American forces in the Ardennes Forest - WWII

Sankt-Vith was the scene of bitter fighting during the opening days of the Battle of the Bulge.  Although the German assault was delayed by fierce resistance, American defenders were eventually forced to withdraw from the town on December 21, 1944.  A month later, as the Allied counter-attack rolled back German gains, Sankt-Vith was re-liberated on January 23, 1945.

Sankt-Vith was the scene of bitter fighting during the opening days of the Battle of the Bulge. Although the German assault was delayed by fierce resistance, American defenders were eventually forced to withdraw from the town on December 21, 1944. A month later, as the Allied counter-attack rolled back German gains, Sankt-Vith was re-liberated on January 23, 1945.

Deceased American soldier along a road in the Ardennes.

Deceased American soldier along a road in the Ardennes.

3rd Canadian Infantry Division - The Canadians assault on Juno Beach in 1944 was one of the most brilliant military campaigns of WWII. This division stormed the wide-open beaches and overcame machine-gun strongholds, beach mines and fierce hand-to-hand combat to secure three French towns. They advanced the furthest inland than any other Allied troops.  The 3rd Infantry Division helped the Canadians move up the coast into Belgium and the Netherlands, eventually liberating Amsterdam.

3rd Canadian Infantry Division - The Canadians assault on Juno Beach in 1944 was one of the most brilliant military campaigns of WWII. This division stormed the wide-open beaches and overcame machine-gun strongholds, beach mines and fierce hand-to-hand combat to secure three French towns. They advanced the furthest inland than any other Allied troops. The 3rd Infantry Division helped the Canadians move up the coast into Belgium and the Netherlands, eventually liberating Amsterdam.

82nd Airborne during WWII Campaigns - Ardennes-Alsace  - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/82nd-airborne-wwii-campaigns-ardennes-alsace.html

82nd Airborne during WWII Campaigns - Ardennes-Alsace - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/82nd-airborne-wwii-campaigns-ardennes-alsace.html

The Battle of the Bulge - US Army's largest battle ever - Allen B. West - AllenBWest.com

The Battle of the Bulge - US Army's largest battle ever - Allen B. West - AllenBWest.com

101st Airborne troops move out of Bastogne, after having been besieged there for ten days, to drive the enemy out of the surrounding district. Belgium 31 dec 1944.

101st Airborne troops move out of Bastogne, after having been besieged there for ten days, to drive the enemy out of the surrounding district. Belgium 31 dec 1944.

Members of the US 1st Army guarding German prisoners, captured during winter fighting in the Ardennes forest offensive known as the Battle of the Bulge.

Members of the US 1st Army guarding German prisoners, captured during winter fighting in the Ardennes forest offensive known as the Battle of the Bulge.

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