Aachen was isolated, but prying the first German city away from the Reich would prove no easy task. Hoping to avoid the nightmare of house-to-house fighting, two battalions were ordered to drive through the heart of Aachen towards the three hills dominating the city to the north. Giving the 2,000 weary defenders no respite, the Americans stepped off at dawn the next day. . .
Attacker: American (3rd Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division)
Defender: German (Grenadier-Regiment 48, Volksgrenadier-Division 12)