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7th Armored in St. Vith

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M4 Sherman medium tanks of the 40th Tank Battalion, Combat Command R, Seventh Armored Division, take up defensive positions in a field near St. Vith after retaking the village from the Germans. The Seventh Armored, in a less famous but equally heroic stand than Bastogne, was cut off from reinforcements (except for scratch units of the 106th Infantry Division, Ninth Armored Division and 28th Infantry Division) in St. Vith on December 17, 1944. Faced with intermittent radio contact and a lack of supplies and reinforcements, the Seventh Armored denied St. Vith from the Germans for five vital days. After regrouping and re-equipping in early January 1945, Combat Command B of the Seventh Armored retook St. Vith on January 23.
Image Filename wwii0082.jpg
Image Size 5.66 MB
Image Dimensions 3000 x 2187
Photographer Unknown
Photographer Title
Caption Author Jason McDonald
Date Photographed January 24, 1945
Location Outside St. Vith
City St. Vith
State or Province Wallonia
Country Belgium
Archive United States Army
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Status Caption ©2007, ©2024 MFA Productions LLC
Image in the Public Domain

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