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HEADQUARTERS

603D TAKTC D E S T R O Y E R B A T T A L I O N (SP) Z


APO 340, U S A m y
5 January 1945

SUBJECT: Action Against Eneny, Reports After.

TO : T h e A d j u t a n t G e n e r a l , U S Array, Vfashington, D . C .
(Thru: C G , S i x t h A m o r e d D i v i s i o n , A P O 2 5 6 U S ArEjy)

1. I n a c c o r d a n c e vrith A R 3 4 5 - 1 0 5 , C - 3 > t h e f o l l o v d n g r e p o r t is s u b m i t t e d .

1 DEC. T h i s u n i t w a s assigned to T h i r d U S A r m y and a t t a c h e d to 6 t h A r m o r e d D i v -


ision. C o m p o n e n t s of t h e b a t t a l i o n w e r e d e t a c h e d as f o l l o w s :

a. H q & H q Co attached to R e s e r v e C o m m a n d .

b. R e n C o (less 3 p l a t o o n s ) a t t a c h e d to R e s e r v e C o m m a n d *
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c. C o A ( r e i n f o r c e d ) a t t a c h e d to C o m b a t C o m m a n d " A " •

d. Co B ( r e i n f o r c e d ) a t t a c h e d t o R e s e r v e C o m m a n d .

e. C o C ( r e i n f o r c e d ) a t t a c h e d to C o m b a t C o m m a n d " B " .

B a t t a l i o n C o m m a n d P o s t w a s l o c a t e d at V a l l e r a n g e along w i t h R e n C o (-) a n d
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Co B . Co rapany A w a s l o c a t e d n e a r V a l e t t e . C o m p a n y C v;as l o c a t e d i n S t . J e a n
R o h r b a c h . No a c t i v i t y d u r i n g t h i s p e r i o d . Compar^j' C r e c e i v e d l i g h t artillery-
f i r e . Casualties: N o n e ,

2 D S C . 3 d P l a t o o n of C o A r e l i e v e d from T F K e n n e d y and a t t a c h e d t o Co C , 4 4 t h
A r m d Inf B n at H e n r i v i l l e . P l a t o o n l e a d e r LiYA b y a r t i l l e r y f i r e . O t h e r c a s u a l -
ties—None.

3 D E C . P r e p a r a t i o n f o r a t t a c k . C o m p a n y A attached to C C " A " and T F B r o i m a n d


m o v e d to a s s a n b l y area N o r t h of C a p p e l . C o m p a n y B a t t a c h e d to G G " A " and T F Waill
a n d m o v e d to A s s e m b l y area East of C a p p e l . C o m p a n y C r e l i e v e d f r o m a s s i g n m e n t
t o G C " B " and a s s i g n e d to R e s e r v e C o m m a n d , C a s u a l t i e s ( a r t i l l e r y f i r e ) : 1 £ M S W A .

4 D E C . 1 s t p l a t o o n o f R e n C o a t t a c h e d to C C " A " T r a i n s as s e c u r i t y and g u a r d s .


C o m p a n y A s u p p o r t e d attack of T F B r o w n commencing at 0 8 0 0 h o u r s a n d a s s i s t e d i n
the* capture o f L e B u c h W a l d and E b e r i n g . C o m p a n y B s u p p o r t e d t h e attack o f T F
;Vall c o m m e n c i n g at 0 8 0 0 h o u r s a n d assisbed i n t h e capture o f F a r s c h v i l l e r a n d
n-5 rxa. M p l a t o o n . C o m p a n y B k n o c k e d out o n e Ilark V T a n k i n v i c i n i t y o f
Diebling. Casualties: 1 m L W A , r-v.-.v.--
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5 D B C » C o m p a n y A t r a n s f e r r e d f r o m a t t a c h m e n t w i t h T F B r o w n t o T F B r i tt o n , C o .
A a s s i s t e d i n t h e caibire o f C a d e n b r o n n and R o u h l i n g . C o m p a n y B a s s i s t e d i n t h e
c a p t u r e of M e t z i n g , N o u s s e v i l l e r , " f ^ ' ^ ' ^ " " ' , i^^AJ^..*
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C A.VCELtED
6 DEC« Gompariy A s u p p o r t e d its T a s k F o r c e i n h o l d i n g g r o u n d g a i n e d . Companor
^ s u p p o r t e d i t s T a s k F o r c e i n t a k i n g t h e t o v m s o f I p p i n g and W e l f e r d i n g . B a t -
t a l i o n H e a d q u a r t e r s m o v e d f r o m V a l l e r a n g e to H o s t e - H a u t at 1 0 0 0 h r s a n d f r o m
H o s t e - H a u t to L e y v i l l e r at 1 6 0 0 h o u r s . C a s u a l t i e s : N o n e . -

7 D E C . C o m p a n y B closed i n to B a t t a l i o n a r e a a t L e y v i l l e r a t 1 2 0 0 h o u r s . C o C .
m o v e d to S t . J e a n R o h r b a c h to A l t r i p p e . Co A t e m p o r a r i l y a t t a c h e d to R e s e r v e
C o m m a n d and i n p o s i t i o n . T h e e n t i r e B a t t a l i o n yias a t t a c h e d t o C G " A " i n D i v i s i o n
R e s e r v e . T h e 6 9 1 s t T D B a t t a l i o n (Towed) w a s i n p r o c e s s o f r e l i e v i n g Compar^y A ,
Casualties: N o n e .

8 DEC. C o A closed into B a t t a l i o n area at L e y v i l l e r at 0 8 0 0 h o u r s . Casualties:


None.

9 D E C . B a t t a l i o n engaged i n 1 s t a n d 2 n d echelon m a i n t e n a n c e . 2 d p l a t o o n o f R e n
C o attached to R e s e r v e C o m m a n d i n v i c i n i t y o f D i e b l i n g ^-dth m i s s i o n o f p a t r o l l i n g
Reserve Command-sector. Casualties: N o n e .

1 0 T O 17 D E C . N o c h a n g e . Casualties: None.

1 8 _ D B C . C o m p a n i e s B and C ( r e i n f o r c e d ) r e l i e v e d t h e 6 9 1 s t T D B n ( T o w e d ) , Company
B a s s i g n e d to R e s e r v e C o m m a n d a n d m o v e d to D i e b l i n g at 1 5 3 0 h o u r s . 1 s t p l a t o o n
p l a c e d i n c l o s e m o b i l e r e s e r v e a t C a d e n b r o n n , 2 d and 3 d p l a t o o n a n d 2 d R e n p l a -
t o o n d i s m o u n t e d and u s e d as i n f a n t r y to s e c u r e D i v i s i o n r i g h t f l a n k i n v i c i n i t y
o f V^elferding. C o m p a n y C a s s i g n e d to C C B " and m o v e d to K o c h e m a t 1 0 3 0 h o u r s .
O n e section o f 1 s t p l a t o o n u s e d t o secure a r o a d b l o c k at E a s t e n d o f M o r s b a c h .
T h i r d R e n p l a t o o n sent to F o l c h l i n g , T h e s e c o n d T D p l a t o o n s e n t t o T h e d i n g .
Casualties: N o n e .

1 9 D E C . No c h a n g e . Casualties: None.

2 0 DSC» C o m p a n y A ( r e i n f o r c e d ) a s s i g n e d t o C C " A " and m o v e d t o B e t t i n g S t . A v o i d


a t 1 2 0 0 h o u r s . C C " A " v d t h C o m p a n y A h e l d o n alert status i n D i v i s i o n aid C o r p s
r e s e r v e . R e m a i n d e r o f B a t t a l i o n a s s i g n e d to D i v i s i o n H e a d q u a r t e r s . C a s u a l t i e s :
None.

2 1 D E C . 2 d p l a t o o n o f C o m p a n y B v;as m o u n t e d and m o v e d to R o u h l i n g . 3 d p l a t o o n o f
C o m p a n y B w a s m o u n t e d and m o v e d to D i e b l i n g . T h i s a c t i o n vfas t a k e n d u e t o t h e
possibilit;'- o f a tanl-c attack f r o m t h e v i c i n i t y o f G r o s b l i e r s t r o f f . C a s u a l t i e s :
None.

2 2 D S C . 2 d R e n p l a t o o n r e l i e v e d f r o m s e c u r i t y m i s s i o n at Y/elferding and a s s i g n e d
a security m i s s i o n in vicinity o f D i e b l i n g . 2 d platoon of C o m p a n y C m o v e d from
T h e d i n g to F o l c k l i n g . 3 d p l a t o o n o f C o m p a n y C r e l i e v e d t h e s e c t i o n f r o m 1 s t
p l a t o o n o f C c m p a n y G at M o r s h a c k . 3 d p l a t o o n of R e n C o m p a n y h a d c o n t a c t v a t h
*v.-.-r.rr A t FoIclcLir^ d u r i n g t h e n i g h t o f 2 2 - 2 3 D e c e m b e r . Enemy p a t r o l w a s r e p u l s -
e d . ' C a s u a l t i e s : 2 M Sii/A.

2 3 D E C . D i v i s i o n and B a t t a l i o n r e l i e v e d b y 1 0 3 r d I n f a n t r y D i v i s i o n . H q & H q C o ,
R e n C o ( - ) , and C o A ( r e i n f o r c e d ) m o v e d to M e t z a t 2 3 4 5 h o u r s . C a s u a l t i e s : N o n e .

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2 4 DSC» C o m p a n y B and C o m p a n y C (reinforced) c l o s e d into B a t t a L i c n a r e a in--f 0


M e t z at 1 7 0 0 h o u r s . C a s u a l t i e s : N o n e . / ^ }

2 5 D E C . C o m p a n y A ( r e i n f o r c e d ) v i t h C C " A " c l e a r e d M e t z at 2 3 0 0 h o u r Company


C ( r e i n f o r c e d ) a s s i g n e d to G C " B " r e m a i n e d i n B a t t a l i o n a r e a . T h e r e m a i n d e r o f
B a t t a l i o n a s s i g n e d to R e s e r v e C o m m a n d , No contact v/ith e n e m y . C a s u a l t i e s : N o n e .

2 6 D E C . C o m p a n y A ( r e i n f o r c e d ) closed into assembly area i n v i c i n i t y o f A n g e l s -


b e r g (PS73O) at 02(00 h o u r s and closed into M e d e r n a c h ( P 9 1 3 6 ) at 1 1 0 0 h o u r s . ' 1 s t
p l a t o o n w e n t into p o s i t i o n i n v i c i n i t y o f E p p e l d o r f . 2 d p l a t o o n i n r e s e r v e at
Medernach." 3 d p l a t o o n v/as p u t i n p o s i t i o n E a s t of E n m s d o r f . 1 s t R e n p l a t o o n
g i v e n m i s s i o n o f guarding CG"A" t r a i n s . C o m p a n y C ( r e i n f o r c e d ) l e f t B a t t a l i o n
a s s e m b l y area at S t e g e n (FS73S) at I6OO h o u r s . 1 s t p l a t o o n p l a c e d i n p o s i t i o n
in vicinity of (P8740). 2 d p l a t o o n p l a c e d i n r e s e r v e at S t e g e n . 3 d p l a t o o n
and 3 d R e n p l a t o o n p l a c e d i n p o s i t i o n i n v i c i n i t y o f ( P S 5 4 0 ) » N o c o n t a c t vd-th
eneoy. H o casualties.. ^

2 7 D S C . R e m a i n d e r of B a t t a l i o n v d t h R e s e r v e Comj:iand left M e t z a t I 4 4 O a n d a r r i v e d
at E L s e n b o r n , L u x e m b o u r g (P8S22) at 1 7 0 0 h o u r s . O t h e r c o m p a n i e s : No c h a n g e .
Casualties: N o n e .

2 8 D E C . No c h a n g e . Company C received light artillery f i r e . Casualties: 1 Q£ •


SWA.

2 9 D E C . H q & H q C o , R e n Co ( - ) , and C o m p a n y B ( r e i n f o r c e d ) l e f t E i s e n b o m f o r
H e i x - D e v a n t - V i r t o n , B e l g i u m at I 6 3 O h o u r s and a r r i v e d at 2 1 0 0 h o u r s . C o m p a n y
A ( r e i n f o r c e d ) left M e d e r n a c h v.dth CC"A" and a r r i v e d a t T h i a u m o n t , B e l g i u m ( P 5 5 -
2 5 ) at 1 6 3 0 h o u r s . C o m p a n y C ( r e i n f o r c e d ) ^-dth C C " B " l e f t S t e g e n f o r & s s e i n b l y
a r e a Vfest of L e g l i s e ( P 4 3 3 6 ) . Casualties: N o n e .

^ 0 D E C . C o m p a n y A ( r e i n f o r c e d ) l e f t Thiauraount and a r r i v e d i n a s s e m b l y a r e a
South of Sibert ( P 5 3 5 0 ) . C o m p a n y C (reinforced) l e f t L e g l i s e a n d a r r i v e d i n
a s s e m b l y area at ( P 5 4 5 5 ) . C a s u a l t i e s : Ifone.

31 D E C . C o m p a n y A supjxjrted t h e attack o f CC"A" o n a l i m i t e d o b j e c t i v e d a r i n g


t h e a f t e m n o n . B o t h C o m p a n i e s A and C r e c e d e d a c o n s i d e r a b l e amount o f a r t i l l e r y
fire. Casualties: N o n e .

F o r the Commanding Officer:

H a i E R W . CLINTON
Capt., FA
Adjutant

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