Blohm & Voss, Bv 222 Wiking, Bv 238 by Heinz J. Nowarra

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On the Germans, who thought they were other Mont. As the shellfire died down, some fifteen Germans in an already captured area. Some fiftyPanthers attacked, supported by Panzer Lehr five Germans were killed and a hundred-from the infantry. McAuliffe called in fire from the eleven 26th Volksgrenadiers-were captured. This was artillery battalions under his command, catching the last major action in the siege involving the So I st the tanks in the open and smashing a number of and s06th. them. Machine gun fire cut down the German Company B, 327th, was assigned to take the infantry.

Lsam on 21 December, Companies A and collected from headquarters personnel and passed C, l/s06th, were sent to fill in the gap between the out to men on the front. Virtually the only medicine s06th and SOlst near the German-held Halt still available was cognac. Local inhabitants were '- . ' Kinnard looked up. ' sheets and white tablecloths. The general snapped his fingers. 30am a small German group under a white flag appeared in front of Co. F, 327th. A said, and dictated just that message. blindfolded German officer was delivered to The German officer, who had been waiting at headquarters, where he handed a piece of paper to the Co.

Another attack many men had uncomfortable rides in cattle against the 3/327th was driven off, but only after lorries. The Division took so many eager-toartillery cracked the tanks which led the attempt. surrender Germans that it couldn't leave enough On the same day the Luftwaffe mounted their men to guard them all. Instead, they left them with largest attack against the besieged garrison; but the their own officers under orders to report to POW end of the ordeal was in sight. McAuliffe admitted camps.

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