The following are a list of maps of the area in which the 70th fought.





12th Army Group Maps

Maps from General Omar Bradley's Headquarters, showing the situation along the entire front on January 1 and January 3, 1945.

70th Infantry Division

Maps from the collection of Gordon A. Mikkelson, who served with Headquarters 70th as aide-de-Camp to Brigadier General Thomas Herren. Mikkelson was sent to the General Staff School after the war. He was promoted to Captain and was released from the Army in 1946. Special thanks to his son Bob Mikkelson in allowing us to post the items.

German Maps

The following two maps come from the collection of Tom Peters, who has granted his permission to post them. At his own expense he has amassed a huge collection of German maps, especially covering the Ardennes-Alsace area.

Other Maps - 70th Infantry Division

  • High resolution scan of a 1:25.000 map dated March 10, 1945 #6707 Labeled "Defense Overprint" showing suspected German defense set up in the Forbach - Saabrucken - Styring-Wendel area. Thanks for Jacques Jost for sending in the scans. [Key to Map Symbols]

  • Nordwind - from CMH

  • Reproduction of G2,G3 Situation, Seventh Army, Covering period 24 Dec 1944 - 2 Jan 1945 - from 358th FG documents.

  • Close Co-operation Missions of 358th FG during opening days of Nordwind

  • Orientation Maps of the area Map 1 Map 2

  • A 1:50,000 scale map is now available for download. This map is a copy of the map used for reference in many of the reports. It is in two parts: A and B. Download each and then print them out. These files are large and will take a while to download.

  • A 1:75,000 scale map of the Volklingen - Forbach - Saarbrucken - Grossbliederstroff area courtesy of Dale Bowlin.

  • A section of a 1:1,000,000 road map of the area in which the 70th fought. This map was printed in 1944 by the US Army Map Service.

  • 1:50,000 scale map of Lembach area. Philippsbourg in lower left of map, dated 1944. Special thanks to Scott Gilbert.

  • 1:50,000 scale map of Bouxwiller area, with Winged-sur-Moder near center left of map, dated 1944. Special thanks to Scott Gilbert.

  • Large map showing 70th area of operations in Feb 1945.

  • 1:100,000 scale map of the Koblenz area.

  • 1:100,000 scale map of Frankfurt area - Sheet T-3, dated 1943

  • 1:100,00 scale map of Marburg area - Sheet R-3, dated 1944

  • 1:25,000 scale map of Frankfurt - German map obtained by US forces at end of WW2. Now at Brigham Young University.

  • 1:50,000 scale map of the Forbach area (map 36/12), Boulay area (35/12), Sarreguimines (Saare-Union) area (36/13) and the St. Avold (Chateau-Salins) area (35/13)  New! Bitche Area (37/13)

  • Map from 6831 Movement Control Company from Dec. 1944, showing route marked in red of perhaps movement of 770th troops from southern France to Epinal. Part 1 | Part 2 (reverse)

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