G2 Periodic Report Number 12
 

C O N F I D E N T I A L

From: 132001A Feb 45
From: 142000A Feb 45

G-2 PERIODIC REPORT

Hq 70th Inf Div
APO 461, US Army
No. 12 142000A Feb 45

Maps: Eastern France 1:50,000, Sheets 35/12, 35/13, 36/12, 36/13.

1. ENEMY SITUATION AT END OF PERIOD.

a. Enemy Front Lines: Q500572-Q492615-Q450620-Q440624-Q430624-
Q420630-Q417634-Q400636-Q390640-Q387645-Q374650-Q365655
b. Units in Contact: NoChange. (See G-2 Periodic Report No. 11, 13 Feb 45.)

2. ENEMY OPERATIONS DURING PERIOD.

a. General Summary: Enemy continued to defend. Activity decreased from previous period. Improvement of defense in left portion of Division sector continued.
b. Operations of Component Elements:
(1) Air: Incendiary bomb dropped by P-47 at Q461586 at 1710A 13 Feb; enemy fighter plane flew over front line in center of Division sector at 1440A.
(2) Anti-Aircraft: 2 P-47's shot down 8-10 miles N of Le HARDTWALD Q4562.
(3) Artillery: Decreased from previous period. Total known rounds - 24; all 88- and 105-mm. Bulk of fire fell in central part of Division sector.
(4) Infantry: Less active than in previous period. Small groups moved about at scattered points along the front. One hundred enemy observed moving into ETZLING Q4364 from W fired on by our artillery. Small amount of MG fire on forward elements during night. Total number of known mortar rounds - 15, all in left portion of Division sector.
(5) Other: Bridge at Q485667 reported demolished by artillery fire.

3. MISCELLANEOUS.

a. PW's captured:
Total PW's captured by regiments of 70th Div to dated - None - (includes TF HERREN to 2 Feb 45 - 1020)
b. Weather Forcast:
15 Feb 45: No rain expected during period. Light haze from after midnight, becoming light fog after sunrise, with visibility lowering to 1 -2 miles in fog. Fog will disappear rapidly and by 1000 visibility will improve to 5 - 7 miles. Maximum temperature 52; minimum temperature 34.
16 Feb 45: Visibility 4 - 6 miles all day. Rain will begin about 1800 and visibility will lower to 2 - 4 miles in rain. Minimum temperature will be 40 and temperature will be in high 40's during day.
c.

  Sunrise Sunset Moonrise Moonset Moon Phase
16 Feb 45 0742 1751 0953 2254 New Moon
17 Feb 45 0740 1753 1017 ------ New Moon
18 Feb 45 0738 1755 1043 0013 New Moon

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