For two days CCR of the 7th Armored Division attempted to take the town of Sillegny, in order to guard the right flank of CCA, which had to encircle and capture Metz. At last, during the afternoon of 19 September, the Americans entered the town the enemy had evacuated. However, immediately after they received a deadly shelling from the German batteries on the high ground overlooking the town. The Germans then moved to counterattack with infantry and tanks.
Attacker: German (Elements of 106th Panzer Brigade)
Defender: American (Elements of CCR, 7th Armored Division)