Plaque William R. Desobry (10th Armored Division)

Team Desorby was one of the three task forces who defended the roads around Bastogne and arrived on 18 December 1944 in Noville. Colonel William R. Desobry was the commander and he knew his unit was too small, so he was accompanied by the first batallion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment. On 20 december, General McAuliffe (101 Airborne Division) ordered the tast force to retreat to Bastogne. On their way, they were again attacked by the Germans and suffered many losses. The survivors arrived in bastogne in the evening.

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  • Text: Serjos de Groot
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