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The Battle of the Bulge (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945) was a major German offensive campaign launched through the densely forested Ardennes region ofWallonia in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg on the Western Front toward the end of World War II in Europe. Hitler planned the offensive with the primary goal to recapture the important harbour of Antwerp

  1. Btry C, 702 TD Bn., 2nd Armored Division, tank destroyer on dug-in ramp has plenty of elevation to hurl shells at long range enemy targets across the Roer River. L-r: Sgt. Earl F. Scholz, Pvt. George E. Van Horne, and Pfc. Samuel R. Marcum. US Ninth Army. (16 Dec 1944). 
  2. Members of the 630th Tank Destroyer Battalion, Company "B", who lost their vehicles during advancement to Belgium, take Infantry positions on a hill covering an approach in Wiltz, Bastogne, Belgium (12/20/44). Signal Corps Photo ETO-44-30382 (Carolan). 
  3. A 7th Armored Division antitank gun covers the approach on a road to Belgium (12/23/44)--Railroad crossing near Vielsalm, Belgium. 
  4. Tankmen of the U.S. First Army gather around a fire on the snow-covered ground near Eupen, Belgium, opening their Christmas packages (12/30/44) -5th Armd. Regt. 
  5. Three members of an American patrol cross a snow covered Luxembourg field on a scouting mission. White bedsheets camouflage them in the snow. Left to right: Sgt. James Storey, Newman, Ga.; Pvt. Frank A. Fox, Wilmington, Del., and Cpl. Dennis Lavanoha, Harrisville, N.Y. (30 Dec 1944). Lellig, Luxembourg. Signal Corps Photo #ETO-HQ-45-5003 (Hustead) 
  6. Dudelange, Luxembourg. Painted white to blend with snow-covered terrain, an M-36 tank destroyer crosses a field. (3 Jan 1945). Signal Corps Photo #ETO-HQ-45-5944 (Hustead). 
  7. This dead Yank was felled while fighting with fellow soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division, to drive Nazis from a heavily wooded area near Bastogne, Belgium, where Germans were entrenched (10 Jan 1945). Photo By: Lynch. 
  8. German soldiers who attempted to storm the 101st Airborne command post in Bastogne, Belgium, lie dead on the ground after they were mowed down by American machine gun fire. The tanks, behind which they were advancing, were knocked out also. This photo was taken while Bastogne was still under seige (12/25/44). RESTRICTED--Signal Corps Photo #ETO-HQ-45-34 (Krochka). 
  9. Members of the 101st Airborne Division walk past dead comrades, killed during the Christmas Eve bombing of Bastogne, Belgium, the town in which this division was besieged for ten days. This photo was taken on Christmas Day. 1944.
  10. T/Sgt. Harry A. Downard, San Diego, Calif., Signal Corps Photographer, holds up leather thong which was used to tie the legs and coat of this paratrooper 101st Airborne Division, who was killed near Bastogne, Belgium (12 Jan 1945). Signal Corps Photo #ETO-HQ-45-8244 (Pfc. J.W. Lapine). 
  11. German prisoners of war dig graves for members of the 101st Airborne Division who were killed defending Bastogne against the Germans. Signal Corps Photo #ETO-HQ-45-91 (Tec 5 Krochka). 
  12. The members of the 101st Airborne Division, right, are on guard for enemy tanks, on the road leading to Bastogne, Belgium. They are armed with bazookas. 23 Dec 1944. 
  13. The 101st Airborne troops move out of Bastogne, after having been besieged there for ten days, to drive the enemy out of the surrounding district. Belgium 12/31/44. 
  14. U.S. troops of the 28th Infantry Division, who have been regrouped in security platoons for defense of Bastogne, Belgium, march down a street. Some of these soldiers lost their weapons during the German advance in this area. Bastogne, Belgium (12-20-44). Signal Corps Photo #ETO-HQ-44-30380 (Tec 5 Wesley B. Carolan). 
  15. An American road-block is set up with 30 caliber heavy machine gun, and a tank destroyer is ready for action on Adolph Hitler Straase. 1st Battalion, 157th Regiment, 45th Division (10 Dec 1944). Signal Corps Photo #6AG-27702/ETO-HQ-44-29123 (Fenberg).
  16. Bastogne, Belgium. Troops of the 101st Airborne Division watch C-47's drop supplies to them. 26 December 1944.



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