Formerly "Hard to Kill". . . . Soon after overrunning the U.S. troops at Baraque de Fraiture, the 2nd SS Panzer Division pushed on to Freineux, which was thought to be lightly held. A Panther company with a reinforced grenadier platoon was detached to take the village without reconnaissance. Freineux was being held by a mixed force from 3rd US Armored Division, consisting of Shermans, Stuarts, towed AT guns and dismounted recon troops.
Attacker: German (SS) (Elements of 1 Kompanie, SS-Panzergrenadier Regiment 3 and 2 Kompanie, SS-Panzer Regiment 2)
Defender: American (Company D, 83rd Recon Battalion and Elements of Company D, 32nd Tank Battalion and 643rd Tank Destroyer Battalion and Elements of Company C, 83rd Recon Battalion)