21st Panzer Division in combat against American troops in by Edgar Feuchtinger

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Tor the 22 November the division had orders to let the point of main effort remain in the sector of the 25th Panzer Grenadier Division and to try and get into contact with scattered portions of this division in the forward terrain. " For this mission I had an advanced command post of the division located in Sllwingen. The advancing companies met with strong resistance from armored groups. They succeeded in occupying Lannstroff and Waldwieae. In the afternoon the division was instructed to continue the attack northward against Wehingen - Eft as strong enemy forces were advancing on Borg.

The reconnaissance company and the division escort company were employed in the area of Tettingen. From the 24 to the 26 November there were heavy the sector of the division. engagements in We succeeded in recapturing most of the forts and, likewise, Oberlenken and Settingen. Sven the 10th American MS # A-871 -45- Tank Division employed to support the attack could not enable to gain headway. It was ferocious hand to hand fight involving casualties and prisoners on "both sides. On the 26 November the whole sector from Oberleuken through Tettingen - Nennig and the Moselle sector up to the line of demarcation of the 2lato Division was assigned to the division.

On the next day and the day after (1 and 2 November) a new line was built on the right wing. It led through Domeore west of Ancerviller - Vacgneville - Bertrichamps, St. Barte La Bourgence - Foret de Montagne. We were not allowed to occupy the Meurthe position further back as this position was not to "be improved. Instead of that some special oonvic*. field MS # A-871 -30- battalions (German soldiers) were employed, they had, however, nothing to do with the division. At the same time a rehabilitation "battalion of about 300 men was subordinated to the division, on the 29 October they were employed in the vicinity of Foret de Montagne.

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