Recognizing that Fallschirm Division 5 was out on a limb and although Volksgrenadier Division 352 had finally captured Diekirch that a wide and dangerous gap had opened between the two divisions. Heersgruppe B Commander Field Marshall Model reassigned the former to LII Korps on 22 December and reinforced it with the Führer Grenadier Brigade. At the same time he also released Oberst Alois Weber’s under strength Volksgrenadier Division 79 from reserve and assigned it to Kniess’ LXXXV Korps. The village was weakly defended by Colonel Bandy’s 2d Battalion US 319th Infantry Regiment who had captured in a fierce fight the night before from the Führer Grenadier Brigade. The Führer Grenadier Brigade StuG’s and Sdkfz 251’s would spearhead the attack.
Attacker: German (Volksgrenadier Division 79 | Fuhrer Grenadier Brigade)
Defender: American (2nd Battalion, 319th Infantry Regiment)