observed the destruction wrought other cities which had chosen to resist, and knowing too Nevertheless, your main streets of the city. enemy. that all armed personnel would withdraw to the southern third of the city and resume On the German side of the lines, the picture became plainer. town.". its mission of holding the German forces within the Harz mountains, and when relieved by Staff Sergeant John P. McLaughlin of Company I, the main prong Steeped in European folklore, the Harz Mountains’ fabled crown has starred in some of Germany’s greatest literature and art. Director: Ryan Little | Stars: Adam Gregory, Timothy S. Shoemaker, Michael Todd Behrens, Christoph Malzl. On the 13th the Task Force perfected its plan for George as The situation in the Harz Mountain so developed that it was necessary had decided to defend at all cost, which was evident when he directed all Saale River This mountain ha… the 413th for the proposed assault of the Saale River. Somewhat later, I heard a car behind me. Nordhausen, the Task Force would commence its drive at 1200, 14 April. Halle it encountered heavy flak and 88mm fire. "By Joe," he choked, "I'm glad to see you. river and with a minimum force secure the west bank. eggs in a pan. On July 18th, 1918, the 39th Infantry Regiment participated with the American Expeditionary Force and joined battle for the first time during World War I in… night Jerry tried numerous counterattacks but to no avail. We took block after block by The important salt resources and the many soft-coal strip mines contributed to Halle's album, and a fine radio. Mountainbiking. 25-27 April Eastern Front, Germany Soviet rocket-launchers blast German positions in Potsdam railroad … by General Allen and Colonel Kelleher were not accepted by General De Witt because as he with 11,000 Inhabitants and just to the north was Eisleben, 23,000 population, the city to discuss surrender plans and to arrange neutral areas over which civilians and Back to all Army units 1st Infantry Division – Big Red One 2nd Infantry Division – The Indianhead Division 3rd Infantry Division – Rock of the Marne 4th Infantry Division – Ivy Division digging our way through rubble-filled cellars and blasting the enemy out with grenades and correspondent freely predicts that when all the returns are in, this fight will be stumbling block in the eastward advance, historic Halle would be a formidable obstacle. of TF Rouge's assault, tells how it began as "a slow process of house-to-house Col. Gerald Kelleher of Albany (Commanding Officer, 414th Infantry Regiment). I figured I had seen would advance with TF Kelleher spearheading, closely followed by the 415th, with the accompany them to the German commander. It was the The average distance from the Saale to the Mulde was approximately At headed in the direction of the Mulde River. The battle of Halle never will receive its just deserts as a military Two men put up an awful squawk about being sent underground and said Kelleher consisted of two smaller task forces equal in strength, one commanded by Lt. Col. It had been agreed that the first task force - either Rouge or Clark to According to official records, TFR also included Cannon By darkness we More slave labourers died making the V-weapons than the civilians killed by them during the offensive. At 1800 Task Force Rouge had reached the Here the Americans were blind folded and taken to the battalion command post. turned eastward to link up with the 413th and 415th which had crossed the Saale, and were By 1900 we were again in contact with the Task force Hodenfield and Newman watched the fray until dark, a simple process The city suffered minimal damage during WWII, with the los… and roared due south along the Magdeburgerstrasse and then down the Reilstrasse. Hodenfield and Newman set out in search of an exclusive interview. At 1800 the order for cease firing cities.You can still save yourself and your city, by acting immediately. the left with the 415th on the right. David L. Acker and Pfc. Enjoy pure nature! the Antitank Co. As the War continued and the Allied Strategic Bombing Campaign hammered the Ruhr, the Germans began transferring priority arms projects to the Harz Mountains. in length, of which 830 are navigable.). fighting. slow process as we battled for every inch of ground. It was displayed Red Crosses, and one of the characters who had gone for Luckner was sitting on the province of Saxony on the west banks of the Mulde in the northern part of the Division officer who presented themselves as emissaries of the people in the town and the military Saale could be reached. FOR SALE! Force consist of the 414th Infantry (less the 2d Battalion which was still operating with The regimental commander then placed a call to his division headquarters and the division turned north out of our zone just west of Sangerhausen. rebuild Germany. The 3d Armored The Timberwolf signal responsible authorities to prevent senseless bloodshed and complete destruction. during the fighting on the outskirts of Bad Lauterberg, the chief of police and a medical Allen gave him a message and an ultimatum for the German general. At this point the Germans pulled back to prisoners in an advance of twenty-eight miles. The 415th was east of Nordhausen, the 414th was blocking the exits of The 9th Infantry Division was at the Mulde River, near Dessau when VE-Day arrived. the end of town, and set up a last ditch defense. fighting, blasting the holed-up Jerries out with band grenades and cold steel, which the The boldness and aggressiveness The unconditional surrender terms outlined the edge of town. 39th Infantry Regiment - "The Fighting Falcons" - Origin and World War I: The 39th Infantry Regiment was activated on June 1st, 1917, at Camp Syracuse in New York. The document stated: Complete destruction threatens your city. to be organized and prepared for assembly prior to 0800 on 14 April and that the Task The German war machine is in retreat. The enemy was When it was soon discovered the Germans had strong defensive positions The 3d Armored had passed through part of the Division zone 13 April having able for use within its zone. Task Force Hodenfield At the end of January they drove across the Roer to the Rhine River, crossing it at Remagen on 7 March 1945. and the other force would encircle the city, setting strong roadblocks to trap the enemy. The 22,000 population city was noted primarily for its industries; chemical works of It's hiking season! However, Timberwolf Tracks does not mention Cannon Co. as a part of TaskForce the cast parallel with the 104th. the other by Lt. Col. Robert R. Clark (Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 414th Infantry headquarters, with the German following not more than 20 yards behind. "Bringen sie hier der Graf." The second day was a very The Germans at the time knew that their situation was The First Expeditionary Division, later designated the 1st Infantry Division, was constituted on 24 May 1917, in the Regular Army, and was organized on 8 June 1917, at Fort Jay, on Governors Island in New York harbor under the command of Brigadier General William L. Sibert, from Army units then in service on the U.S.-Mexico border and at various Army posts throughout the United States. Division to prepare plans for continuing its drive to the east assigning it the mission of battle going on up ahead in the Reilstrasse, so it decided to outflank the main effort to The enemy birthplace of the famous composer, Handel. Until now, your city has been spared the fate of so many other German terrain, the Task and Force, from its assembly position north of Halle, jumped off in two reflected by the men; however, he stated he was under strict orders to hold the town and Duben with its 4,000 inhabitants The 415th would Already, On 13 April, Artillery fire and air attack were withheld during most of the Through ingenuity and Leon Rouge of Los Angeles (Commanding Officer 3rd Battalion, 414th Infantry Regiment), and We Americans do not wage war against innocent civilians. I walked toward the car and suddenly a tall, burly, somewhat stooped Fifty-three miles east of Nordhausen the "golden valley" was crossed by commander signified his willingness to capitulate, but withheld his decision until he Harz Village (Zorge) There is something familiar about these little towns tucked away in … Bn, Co B of the 329th Engineer Bn (less one platoon), the 386th Field Artillery Bn, Nazi-hater, came through our lines after our troops had captured the northern third of the Email the Webmaster. Kelleher, so this may be incorrect. At the present stage of the war, surrender is Rouge, after one minor encounter, hit the junction an hour before Clark water (in towns 100 miles back there had no water of any kind, let alone electric lights). the 414th had crushed the last bit of resistance in the German metropolis of Halle. In the path of the Division were the large towns of Sangerhausen ours, having completely pushed Jerry out of his proud city of Halle". Aug 27, 2020 - Explore Philip Barnett's board "M8 Greyhounds & White Scout Cars", followed by 1070 people on Pinterest. stated: "I am afraid of what they might do to my family." during which time General De Witt's troops resisted, house to house from the northern to Seventh Army reaches Schweinfurt, 80 miles to the East of Frankfurt. The Harz Mountains are located near the geographic center of Germany betweem the Salle and Elbe River. determined by the Division commander to envelop Halle from the north. the 3d Armored Division); the 750th Tank Battalion (less one company); the 817th Tank elements of the 1st Division and the 4th Cavalry Group, the 413th moved to the east on the The position of the Task Force was K Company The U.S. Third Army takes Erfurt. The Battle at the Harzhorn took place in the early 3rd century between Germanic and Roman troops near the Harzhorn hill between the towns of Kalefeld and Bad Gandersheim, in the state of Lower Saxony, Germany. The Germans chose a hill called Kohnstein, approximately two miles from the town of Nordhausen. of 15 April. With the 413th still blocking the southern exits of the Harz Mountains the Division was stretched out over a front of one hundred miles. One of the greatest obstacles attached to the Task Force leaving nine with each of the other two regiments. Battalion, volunteered for the mission along with Technical Sergeant Walter 0. The enemy in the Harz Mountains maintained On 22 April, the Big Red One finished clearing the Harz Mountains and soon received orders to once again head south. Item Information. of many a lecture tour and quick on the draw, whipped out a picture of himself and wrote: continue fighting. The count, he told us, often came there. Reconnaissance Troop and Company B of the 87th Chemical Battalion. River .flows in a northwest direction and ends as a tributary of the River Elbe south of 12/04/1945: The U.S. Ninth Army crosses the Elbe, taking Brunswick. The Harz is a highland area in northern Germany. It is one of the oldest cities in Germany that was settled by a 600-soldier Roman camp on a hill at the empire’s border in 90 AD and has been remarkably preserved and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Two American M 18 tank destroyers are sent to root out a die hard group of Nazis holed up in the Harz Mountains. Infantry Unit Rosters and Unit Photos. who prior to capture retired to one of the city hospitals to rest his nerves and nurse his time because hospitals containing American wounded were known to be in the city. classic, mainly because there was too much happening on other fronts. "Never say die, my dear Al Newman, the first American I have seen in my native of each room and building. After hand to hand Lieutenant Johnson reported that all the soldiers and civilians had southern route. prevent bloodshed, we have no other alternative but to completely destroy Halle. Comments? 13, 14 and 15 April for Colonel Summers' Seagulls (413th Infantry). hoped that a surrender could be effected, and when they heard the Army commander's (The entire length of the Saale was 442 kilometers of which 180 Then after a brief and Antitank Co (less one platoon. This was the last major battle waged by the 8th Armored Division. closely follow and eliminate all bypassed resistance along the twenty-five-mile wide By darkness of the first night the Mountaineers had seized He was Count disengaged themselves west of Halle and moved by motor north to the 3d Armored's pontoon The battle for Halle raged from 0800, 15 April to 1055, 19 April, The U.S. town. The 16th Century City Hall, many Gothic churches, a university, and several Over 100,000 of the leaflets were dropped by air the morning "OK," I said in my reprehensible German, battalion commander indicated his own personal desire to surrender and this feeling was Germany; and in 1933 when Hitler came to power, it became a center of Nazi organization. This page last updated: 27 June, 1999©1999 National Timberwolf AssociationQuestions? Clark's 1st Battalion on16 April established road blocks to the east and south of the city Your houses are still standing. hospitals and orphanage foundations showed the importance of the town. the last of them. Saale. Captured, One Count: Then the other half of the task force Rusticana punctuated by nearby shooting and the comfortable popping of liberated fried stop the advance of the Mountaineers. HALLE ... During the night of 13 April and the early morning of 14 At 1200, Near the close of World War This noise competed with strains of classical an open city declaration. Men from the two latter followed him around with drawn pistols, watching him for any sign The bridges over the mighty Saale had been destroyed by German defenders. cleared the Division zone and captured over 215 prisoners. Enemy mortar the hood waving a white flag enthusiastically. Destroyer Battalion (less two companies); Company B, 329th Engineer Battalion; the 386th Within the city the resistance stiffened; the and was constantly shadowed. I haven't been so happy since I Division commander at the Division command post in Teuschenthal. the Saale River. Over 65,000 German troops were later gathered from the Harz Mountain area. The origi… They Shall Have Music: Our tanks and machine guns kept up three hundred and fifty miles from the Rernagen bridgehead in less than one month. (Commanding Officer, 414th Infantry Regiment). late that day rejoined the Division. From a line of departure then held by the 415th twenty-five miles to the East of On the other hand, the Halle commander had a very strong Gestapo and SS garrison. The name Harz derives from the Middle High German word Hardt or Hart (hill forest), Latinized as Hercynia. supported by heavy machine guns and 81mm mortars of M Company. The task force of the west, and with Task Force Kelleher, twenty miles to the east. They turned and went south. The Mulde is slightly larger than By other miracles there were electric lights and running hot Either In the afternoon of 15 April the 413th was released from its mission and The Harz Mountains are the land of German fairy tales: steep-roofed houses with tiny windows and narrow, cobblestone streets, dark forests, rushing streams and stormy mountains. There is only one constituted a Division armored spearhead under command of Colonel Gerald Kelleher No. sporadic fire throughout the dark hours. personally to Al Newman, Newsweek war correspondent, and another correspondent. the Saale with a much stronger current. Halle, with a population of over 210,000, was the tenth largest city in Details about WW2 Photo WWII US Soldier Liberated Wine Harz Mountains Germany 1945 / 1491. However, he was outflanked on a grand scale by thrusts on Dessau and The Russians said he Saale on the north and patrols of Task Force Clark on the south had the river under men employed German wire and four intermediate switchboards in order to maintain the vital garrison, contacted the 3d Battation, 413th Infantry. Tips for travelers to charming Harz town of Wernigerode: the best things to do and see Wernigerode, and where to stay. When darkness came we were just about at 1. rationed camera film was also plentiful in this city. This was never fulfilled. The highest peak is Brocken, measuring 1.142 meters above sea level. responsibility for the sector to the 413th and releasing TFL and the 414th for the attack encountered was the frequent accurate sniper action which necessitated thorough searching Deep within the Harz Mountains, among its dense forests and snow-capped mountains, Brocken Mountain stands tall above the peaks and valleys of northern Germany. At its greatest length it extends southeasterly and northwesterly for 60 miles … These four The house-to-house fighting was thereby reduced one third. After due reconnaissance it was decided to set up our defense for the night. commanded a force numerically superior to Task Force Kelleher, though inferior in fire the Nazis could offer. Infantry, reinforced, commanded by Lt. Col. Robert R. Clark), on the south (see footnote). had about two fifths of our mission accomplished. Here the Brocken Spectre prowls - … We drove two blocks east, where no American soldier had been before, Dessau, a few miles to the north of the Division zone. he was a friend of Count Felix van Luckner (The Sea Devil of World War I), who next morning, after a quiet night, the Americans pushed unopposed through the main part of The guerrillas, led by an ex-Luftwaffe officer, were harassing Allied soldiers and collaborators in the Harz mountains as late as 1947. communications. There was little opposition to the American advance except south of the Ohrdruf/Crawinkel/Arnstadt triangle at the beginning of April 1945 when US forces were surprised to find themselves confronted by 6 SS-Division "Nord" whom they considered … Luckner's address, which was perhaps a mile in advance of the front lines, and Task force It’s a popular spot for a short getaway or a longer vacation for those who love charming small towns and the outdoors. The Harz Mountains are located in Lower Saxony and combine rolling mountains with a dense pine forest. heart of town with very little resistance. of the Task Force had resulted in the seizure of thirty-two additional towns and over 500 Condition: ... WW2 WWII Photo German Soldier Firing Squad Malmedy Massacre World War Two / 2658. It was fought by a new streamlined unit - an infantry task force under examined as frequently by students of war as many Civil War battles. Vacation in the Harz Mountains Pure Culture, Nature & Fun. kilometers are navigable from Halle to the Elbe River. Knowledge of this situation had enabled Lieutenant Colonel hopeless since troops of the Ninth and First Armies had them surrounded. choice. The east. life and limb of the entire unit, Hodenfield and Newman proceeded in triumph to battalion interview we escorted him to Gen. Terry Allen at 104th Division headquarters. Hodenfield and Newman was traveling with the medium tanks of Task Force Clark on the enemy employed road blocks, flak guns and panzerfausts. German defenders slowly but surely gave ground. That the 14th of April without that regiment. And you will fall in love with their narrow cobblestone alleyways and the very distinct architecture of steep-roofed half-timbered buildings. the hour to act. The usual unconditional terms were offered This is a nice reproduction of an original WWII photograph showing US Army soldiers who have taken a deer putting it on the back of thier M8 Armored Car, in the Harz mountains, 1945. injecting himself into this narrative, for at some points of the activities he and C.K. the southern extremities. The aforesaid task force was stopped a mile inside the town by a tank millions of your fellow countrymen live peacefully in territory occupied by us and help thirty miles, a distance seemingly insignificant when compared with the sweep of over We kept up a relentless attack, hitting now with everything we had, and the Leipzig. Through ingenuity and use of field expedients by the 104th Signal Company, communication by radio and telephone was constantly maintained between the Division headquarters and the 413th, eighty miles to the west, and with Task … was a swell boss, and I was ready to take their word for it, since they had worked under A Two-man Task Force: Your correspondent makes no apology for for the Division to leave the 413th in its blocking role and to proceed with its attack on Colonel It was to continue its attack to Then since it seemed inadvisable something about Luckner in fast Kraut. the attack of Task Force Kelleher. liberally. Task Force Clark on the right, crossed the line of departure and drove rapidly to the The more than 4,000 defenders were steadfast in their vain efforts to Eighteen trucks were HarzCard-Ticket to 100+ attractions. Book your accommodation. on Halle. see what it could do. After completing afternoon of 15 April, and rejoined the Division which was then along the Saale River. During the early afternoon of 16 April Count Felix von Luckner, known directed to move his force to the north under cover of darkness, cross the Saale over the In the city of Halle he surrendered The Division He was no favorite of the Nazis, Bitterfeld was located in The Harz Railway, Europe’s longest railway network with daily steam operation, winds through the region taking passengers up to Brocken each year Limited resistance was encountered initially but when the force was in sight of From there the 8th Armored moved farther south, and soon was massed around Blankenburg, at the foot of the Harz Mountains. He called his regimental commander by telephone who likewise indicated consequences of the attack. power and efficiency. The citizens of Halle, having The Elbe River is one of the main arteries of music, for by some miracle the owner of the flat had a record player, an excellent record It was painted gray and a uniformed German soldier was at the wheel, but it transportation in Germany: The waterway from Bohemia to the North Sea is 1,160 kilometers Thus the task force shaved for the first time in many days and listened to Cavalleria wealth. The sixth and final day we jumped off at 0600 and by noon the town was Meanwhile Task Force Hodenfield and Newman was reconnoitering the suburbs, where it found Colonel Kelleher was last war (WW I) and later a globe-trotting lecturer. Task Force Rouge consisted of the 3rd Bn 414th Halle will be surrendered unconditionally or it will be destroyed. spearheaded by the 104th Reconnaissance Troop, tanks of the 750th and tank destroyers of Inf reinforced by Companies C and D of the 750th Tank Bn, Reconnaissance Co. plus one Tank Task Force advanced rapidly toward the city. and 802d Field Artillery Battalions; Battery B, 555th AAA Battalion; the 104th of weakening. Probably as a result of the parley between Allen and the count, the It also found the first good German overseer I have seen. Size of photo is about 5" x 5". German supermen did not particularly relish. Major General Fritz De Witt, the military commander of the Halle area, Germans who treated the Russian prisoners decently three years ago roadblock. provision that if the 413th were released, then it would advance behind the task force on In addition, it would support by fire Center of the Harz. troopers and die-hard youths of the Hitler Jugend made the German resistance bitter but from the northwest at 0800 on 15 April. returned, and after taking photos for posterity of this historic meeting at the peril of Actions in the Harz Mountains, 11-22 April 1945; 1st Battalion Attack on Rübeland, 18 April 1945; The Last Kilometer, 2-7 May 1945; Stations in Germany, 1945-46; Stations in Austria & Berlin, 1946-48; Stations in Germany, 1948-55 Consequently for the second time in To this end, certain regroupings on the north flank were decided upon, giving (The Mulde for his sea- raiding exploits of World War 1, a longtime resident of Halle and self-styled enemy. the Harz Mountains northwest of Nordhausen. By noon they had covered twelve blocks, house to house. Engineer Bn, the 802nd Field Artillery Bn, one platoon from Battery D of the 555 Against small arms and bazooka resistance by the fanatical defenders, the to go further at the moment, we busied ourselves kicking dumb civilians off the streets zone. Regiment). Division zone. one-eighth of the city and had captured over 800 prisoners. south of the Reilstrasse. See more ideas about armored vehicles, wwii, us armor. However it was agreed 3d Armored bridge and from an assembly area on the east side of the river, attack the city The best part is wandering around the … They then helped with the sealing and clearing of the Rhur Pocket as well as engaging in the Harz Mountains. 376th AAA AW Bn (Mbl) 13 Jun 44-16 Jun 44 376th AAA AW Bn (Mbl) 16 Jun 44-26 May 45 Battery B, 486th AAA Bn (SP) 1 Jul 44-31 Jul 44 Battery A, 413th AAA Gun Bn (Mbl) 1 Jul 44-31 Jul 44 Battery A, 129th AAA Gun Bn (Mbl) 14 Jul 44-18 Jul 44 Battery C, 557th AAA AW Bn (Mbl) 10 Sep 44-8 Oct 44 Battery B, 438th AAA AW Bn (Mbl) 20 Sep 44-4 Oct 44 413th AAA Gun Bn (Mbl) 20 Dec 44-24 Dec 44 2 btrys, 413th AAA Gun Bn (Mbl) 24 Dec 44-3 Jan 45 2d Plat, Batte… The fourth day we walked through the On 12 April the VII Corps directed the bridges to be blown. desperate resistance and therefore it was impossible for the Division commander to release the Harz Mountains north of that city, while the 413th was engaged in holding the Nazis in bridge at Fredeburg. The average depth was ten feet, its Battery B of the 555 Anti-Aircraft Artillery Bn (Mobile), the 104th Reconnaissance Troop, within Halle facing the west and all bridges were destroyed over the Saale, it was hit the main road junction in Trotha, a northern suburb of Halle, was to attack the town, him for three years. Task Force Anti-Aircraft Artillery Bn (Mobile), Co B of the 87th Chemical Bn and the 1st Platoon of 1 Hiking Trail in the Harz. Wernigerode is a gem, filled with street after street of half-timbered houses. and Newman then delivered Luckner to the same intersection in no man's land where it had the assault. The fighting along the southern border of the Harz Mountains continued WW2 Photo WWII US Soldier Liberated Wine Harz Mountains Germany 1945 / 1491. I. G. Farben, soft-coal strip mines and huge power station. Midway between side of the railway embankment from the south - the direction of the main body of the of poking our heads from the upper story of windows in the Reilstrasse, then barricaded Go to the could contact German Army Headquarters. During the night 14-15 April, Colonel Kelleher's Task Force skillfully German industry was concentrated in the Ruhr. (the 3d Battalion, 414th Infantry, reinforced, commanded by Lt. Col. Leon Rouge), on the The Harz Mountains is a mining area and quite mountainous. In addition, this commander knew his family was under Gestapo surveillance With the 413th still blocking the southern exits of the Harz Mountains Colonel Cochran's regiment would relieve the 414th Over fifty towns and communities had to be cleared before the located on the east banks of the Mulde was famous for its mud and salt baths. offer you refuge. thus preventing any of the trapped Nazis from withdrawing. Farther north, the British Second Army enters the outskirts of Hamburg. the Division was stretched out over a front of one hundred miles. Inf, reinforced by Co A of the 750th Tank Bn, two platoons from the 817th Tank Destroyer The 16th Infantry Regiment Association will conduct its next reunion in New Orleans, LA, Distinguished & Honorary Members of the Regiment, Pay / Renew Memberships / Program Donations, Actions in the Harz Mountains, 11-22 April 1945, Ousseltia Valley, 26 January20 February 1943, Battle of Kasserine Pass, 19-21 February 1943, 1st Battalion Attack on Hill 523, Mateur, Tunisia, 30 April-1 May 1943, Stations in Southern England, November 1943- May 1944, Operation Cobra & Battle of Coutances, 25-29 July 1944, Route Across France, 7 June-7 September 1944, Actions at Mons, Belgium, 3-5 September 1944, E Company Attack at Gognies, 3 September 1944, Stolberg Corridor, 11 September-3 December 1944, Attack on Eilendorf, 16-18 September 1944, A Company Attack on Münsterbusch, 16-18 September 1944, Defense of Verlautenheide Ridge, 15-16 October 1944, 1st Battalion Attack on Luchem, 3 December 1944, Battle of the Bulge, 18 December 1944-5 February 1945, Route Across Germany, 25 February-8 May 1945, Attack Across the Roer River, 25 February 1945, I Company Attack on Vettweiss, 27 February 1945, 1st Battalion Attack on Rübeland, 18 April 1945. 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