December 18, This Day during the World War ll

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December 18, 1944 – The Battle of Clervaux was part of the Battle of the Bulge and took place in the town of Clervaux in northern Luxembourg. It lasted from December 16 to 18, 1944. German forces encircled numerically inferior American forces, primarily from the 110th Regiment and the 109th Field Artillery Battalion, and, after heavy fighting, forced them to surrender. The battle has been referred to as the Luxembourg “Alamo”. German forces of the Fifth Panzer Army under Hasso von Manteuffel’s command, primarily from the 2nd Panzer Division, 116th Panzer Division and the 126th Infantry Division (another account suggests the 2nd Panzer, Panzer Lehr Division and the 26th Volksgrenadier Division) attacked the American 110th Regiment from the 28th Division on December 16. The 110th’s regimental headquarters, and most of its strength, were in the town of Clervaux. The unit also received support from a tank company from the 9th…

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