HEILBRONN: The war was nearly won. But as the 100th Infantry Division’s GIs attacked fortified Heilbronn, Germany, they feared they’d never see V-E Day.
The 100th Infantry Division had acquired an unenviable reputation by the time it disembarked at Marseilles in October 1944. Organized around a 1,500-man cadre of regulars and national guardsmen, the unit commonly known as the Century Division had spent its first two years doing little more than overcoming growing pains. Only now was it finally headed into action, in the long-delayed Allied invasion of Southern France... (download or view this article here)