While the bulk of the Grossdeutschland Regiment drove towards the Luxembourg frontier, elements of the 3rd Battalion under Oberstleutnant Barski took off from airfields near the German-Belgium border. This force was earmarked for the air landing operation codenamed "NIWI". The 400-men of the Garski Battalion were to be flown 15 km behind the enemyís front lines, with mission to cut communications, hinder reserves reinforcing the front lines and attack the enemyís fortifications from the vulnerable rear. Oberstleutnant Garskiís landed at 0600 hours and was only able to link up with nine men of his force. Radio contact was established with XIX Panzer Korps and Garski learned from reports that to the east of Wity, Belgian Ardennes Mountain troops were putting up stiff resistance. Using earlier commandeered automobiles, Garski quickly moved his force to the western outskirts of Fauvilliers.
Attacker: German (Elements of Panzer Division 1 and III/Infantry Regiment Grossdeutschland)
Defender: Belgian (Elements of the 1st Division Chasseurs Ardennais)