The German effort to re-take Luxembourg began on the front of the American 28th Infantry Division on the morning of 16 December with an intense artillery preparation which jolted the men awake in their foxholes. Three tanks from the 707th Tank Battalion were sent to reinforce them but they had to withdrawal. The tank commander promised to return before dawn to resume the attack. When the clanking of treads was heard the morning of 18 December, someone yelled out “the tanks are German” before two self-propelled guns and a panzer began shelling the entrenched company. As mortar fire joined in, Volksgrenadiers began emerging from the mist. . .
Attacker: German (3rd Company, 1st Battalion, 916th Grenadier Regiment of the 352nd Volksgrenadier Division and 4th Platoon MG Section and 5th Platoon Mortar Section)
Defender: American ("A" Company, 109th Infantry Regiment)