In the early morning hours of a gray day, the 761st Tank Battalion faced the enemy in combat for the first time. The whole Third Army was going over to the attack and the initial objective assigned to the untested Black Panthers was the capture of a small, unimportant village. In support of elements of the 104th Infantry Regiment, the 761st rolled through the cold sleet toward their goal. But when the preparatory artillery fire had eased, the enemy -- far from surrendering as everyone had hoped -- fired back.
Attacker: American (1st Battalion, 104th Infantry Regiment and Company A, 761st Tank Battalion)