In the middle of September 1944, the Allied advance was grinding to a halt. The rapid advance east after the oollapse of the German froces at Falaise stretched the allied suply lines; the German forces on the western front were regaining their strength and were diggnig in along the Siegfried Line. Althuogh the Hürtgenwald had little strategic value for the allies, offensive operations were started in the middle of October, in part to keep as many German forces tied up to prevent them taking part in the defense of Aachen. After a month of heavy fighting the front line had barely moved forward, so on 2 November a new offensive was launched into the Hürtgen Forest, centered around the small town of Vossenack.
Attacker: American (707th Tank Battalion)
Defender: German (Infantry Regiment 983, Infantry Division 275)