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Battle of the Hurtgen forest relic


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As you see , this is a real relic wich had it best time.

It was found in 2007 in a field between Schmidt and Kommerscheidt togeter with a US Bazooka,

 

It would normally be an 9th inf div , 28th inf div or a 4th inf div Helmet but this we will never know.

 

A german friend repainted it to prevent from further oxidation.

 

I cleaned it up a bit and made it look better than it allready was.

 

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" You can manufacture weapons and you can purchase ammunition,

But you can't buy valor and you can't pull heroes off an assembly line ".

 

-Sergeant John B. Ellery-

U.S. 1st Infantry Division

 

Hang Tough my friend!

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Or 82nd for that matter.

82nd ? in the hurtgen forest ? think.gif

" You can manufacture weapons and you can purchase ammunition,

But you can't buy valor and you can't pull heroes off an assembly line ".

 

-Sergeant John B. Ellery-

U.S. 1st Infantry Division

 

Hang Tough my friend!

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The 82nd took Schmidt in 1945.... the town was leveled.

Hmm ok, could be but my guess would be one of the infantry units.

" You can manufacture weapons and you can purchase ammunition,

But you can't buy valor and you can't pull heroes off an assembly line ".

 

-Sergeant John B. Ellery-

U.S. 1st Infantry Division

 

Hang Tough my friend!

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I guess you'll never know for sure.

 

Hmm ok, could be but my guess would be one of the infantry units.
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Nice Rob, it could also be an 82nd but as you both said, we'll never know

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Could also be from 83rd. The 83rd relieved the 4th division in the Huertgen and had a pretty rough go of it as well. My grandfather was a platoon leader with F/330th Infantry and according to him, the Huertgen was far worse than the Bulge ever was.

 

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Could also be from 83rd. The 83rd relieved the 4th division in the Huertgen and had a pretty rough go of it as well. My grandfather was a platoon leader with F/330th Infantry and according to him, the Huertgen was far worse than the Bulge ever was.

 

Jon

Yes the Huertgen was by far one of the most horrorific battles on wo2 with no doubt...when i read stories about it...verry sad.

I went to the schmidt area today of the huertgen forrest, nice places to visit now!

" You can manufacture weapons and you can purchase ammunition,

But you can't buy valor and you can't pull heroes off an assembly line ".

 

-Sergeant John B. Ellery-

U.S. 1st Infantry Division

 

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The Germans defended the Huertgen forest area so strongly for two reasons: it served as a staging area for the Ardennes Offensive, thus it became a stalling action as they prepared for the upcoming Battle of the Bulge. The other reason was that the nearby mountains provided access to the Schwammenauel Dam. It's a shame that the Huertgen campaign gets such little discussion among historians but with the Bulge occuring shortly after Huertgen, it get's buried. ermm.gif

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You mention a bazooka, what happened to it?

Nice looking helmet btw! thumbsup.gif

The bazooka is in good condition and found a good owner.

" You can manufacture weapons and you can purchase ammunition,

But you can't buy valor and you can't pull heroes off an assembly line ".

 

-Sergeant John B. Ellery-

U.S. 1st Infantry Division

 

Hang Tough my friend!

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