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Memorial Contact Troops Houffalize

Memorial dedicated to the line-up between Patton's Third Army and Hodges First Army on January 16th 1945. The following units are named:

U.S. 11th Armored Division

"IN REMEMBRANCE / 16 JANUARY 1945 / 11th ARMORED DIVISION".
"OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / TO INSURE FREEDOM FOR ALL / 6 OCTOBER 1990".

U.S. 17th Airborne Division

"THE LIBERATION OF / HOUFFALIZE / JANUARY 1945 / BY THE TROOPERS OF THE / 17th AIRBORNE DIVISION" - "FRIENDSCHIP, BORN IN BATTLE, NURTURED INPEACE / WITH THE VALIANT PEOPLE OF HOUFFALIZE".

U.S. 2nd Armored Division

"2nd ARMORED DIVISION / 1945 1985 / IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO / FOUGHT FOR FREEDOM".

3rd Armored Division

"THIRD ARMORED DIVISON / REMEMBERS / FRANCE, BELGIUM & GERMANY".
"JUNE 1944 TO MAY 1945 / BATTLE STARS / AWARDED / NORMANDY / NORTHERN FRANCE / RHINELAND / ARDENNES / CENTRAL EUROPE".

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Source

  • Text: De Slag om de Ardennen, wegen van de herinnering & Luc Van Waeyenberge
  • Photos: Luc van Waeyenberge (1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), Don van den Bogert (2)

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