TF Herren G-3 Report
 

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G-3 Report

Auth: CG TF HERREN
Initials:
Date: 7 Jan 45
From: 052400A Jan 45
To: 062400A Jan 45
Hq. TF HERREN
La Petite-Pierre, France
070600A Jan 45

No 11

Maps: France 1/50,000

1. OUR FRONT LINES: See Overlay

2. LOCATION OF TROOPS:

a. CP TF HERREN - La Petite-Pierre
b. CP 274th Inf: Ingwiller
c. CP 276th Inf: Zeitersheim (Q7233)
d. CP 160th FA Bn (710329)
e. CP 392nd Med Col Co. (763284)

3. INFORMATION OF ADJACENT UNITS AND SUPPORTING TROOPS: See Overlay

a. 274th: 1st Bn attached to 45th Div. 2nd Bn attacked with units of 276th 060800 Jan on Wingen. Enemy counter-attacked at dark. Drove about halfway through town. 2nd Bn again drove enemy from town at dark. 1 platoon was on east edge of town and patrolling high ground, remainder of Bn on high ground SW of Wingen. 3rd Bn improved positions around Rothbach. Patrolling area between 3rd Bn 274th and 2nd Bn 276th.

b. 276th: Co. K and elements of Co. M continued to hold the line VOLKSBERG-ROSTEIG. 2nd Bn continued to hold positions (Hill 340) east of Wimmenau. Loaned to 313th Inf. at 1400. Moved to vicinity of Lichtenberg. 1st Bn and elements of 3rd Bn attached to 2nd Bn 274th, aided in the attack on Wingen.

c. Field Artillery: 160th FA Bn: Fire missions and direct support of 276th. Cn Company 276th tied in the 160th. Supported attack on Wingen. 501st Armored FA Bn: In support of 274th.

d. None

e. Armored: 781st Tk Bn: Co B continued to support 2nd Bn 274th Inf in mopping up Wingen. Co C attached to 274th not employed. Co D (-) CP Guard.

6. COMBAT EFFICIENCY: Satisfactory

7. RESULTS OF OPERATION: Attack on Wingen started 0800. Heavy fighting continued all day. TF HERREN in control of most of town. 2nd Bn 276th moved to vicinity Lichtenberg under control of 313th Inf.

8. TANK STATUS: Operational Fit:

M4A3 (76mm) 9 M4A3 (105mm) 6 T-2 Tk Rcn 4
M4A3 (75mm) 20 M5A1 (37mm) 11  

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