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Honsfeld & Bullingen battle of the bulge 1944

Started by nicolas75 , Nov 30 2010 02:08 PM

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#1 nicolas75

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 02:08 PM

Hello to all

We alaready all heard about the Malmedy & Wereth massacres

But does anyone knows more about the nineteen unarmed Americans who were shot down at Honsfeld and fifty at Büllingen ?

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 02:35 PM

And we should also remember the eight American soldiers murdered in cold blood by members of Kampfgruppe Peiper at Ligneuville on 17 December 1944. Not a great deal of historical information on this atrocity either .......

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 12:54 AM

And we should also remember the eight American soldiers murdered in cold blood by members of Kampfgruppe Peiper at Ligneuville on 17 December 1944. Not a great deal of historical information on this atrocity either .......


Members of the 9th Armored Division.
Shot near the hotel.
There is a memorial next to the hotel as far as I remember.

Erwin

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 05:49 AM

Members of the 9th Armored Division.
Shot near the hotel.
There is a memorial next to the hotel as far as I remember.

Erwin


You Sir, are correct. Sadly, Sergeant Lincoln Abraham who was one of the victims name is inscribed as Abraham Lincoln on the memorial. A great name to be sure but in error ......

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 08:27 AM

I need to look it up for more detail, but I thought the owner of the hotel prevented the SS from shooting more prisoners.
He even went to feed them.
I think he also persuaded the SS with some booze not to continue the shootings.

Unfortunately, there have been several occasions of US PoWs being shot throughout the SS advance through the Ardennes.
And that's called "elite forces" .... makes one wonder.

I know of the Honsfeld murders, but haven't heard of Büllingen.
Honsfeld, I believe, was right out of frustration because the US troops kept halting the SS advance ... ruining their time table.

Erwin

PS: The soldiers murdered at Ligneuville were of the 27th Armored Infantry Battalion - 9th Armored Division.

Edited by Jeeper704, 06 December 2010 - 08:28 AM.


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Posted 21 February 2011 - 10:11 AM

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