Ardennes Offensive

Staff Sgt. Rocco Moretto (left) with Tech Sgt. Bob Wright (later killed in action) at Bütgenbach, Belgium in December 1944. (Credits: Robert F. Dorr)

An Infantryman in the Battle of the Bulge

When Germany surrendered on May 8, 1945, Staff Sgt. Rocco J. “Rocky” Moretto was one of only two men in his infantry company who’d landed on D-Day and fought through to victory without being killed, wounded, or captured. Moretto belonged to Company C, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, “The Big Red One.” …

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On 18 December 1944, very early in the morning, the American “14th Cavalry Group” had gotten in an ambush of the German Kampfgruppe Hansen on the road between Poteau and Recht. This are photographs taken after the action along the wreckage on the road.

Wacht am Rhein: Battle of the Bulge in 28 images

The Battle of the Bulge (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945), also known as Unternehmen: Wacht am Rhein, was a major German offensive campaign launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg on the Western Front toward the end of World War II in Europe. The surprise attack caught the Allied …

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