The Tenth Armored Division's Secret Dash to Bastogne
Paperback (106 pages) The amazing, historic military accomplishment of Patton's Third Army's 10th Armored Division that secretly roared 75 miles north overnight, flung its tanks in front of the German panzers at besieged Bastogne and saved the day.
When Hitler's huge counterattack was overwhelming First U.S. Army's thin line in the Ardennes Forest in December 1944, the 10th Armored Division of Patton's Third Army secretly roared 75 miles north overnight, flung its tanks in front of the German panzers at Bastogne -- and held. This book, rich with new accounts of the men who fought there, is written by one of them. It will help history catch up to the too-long-secret dimension of one division's stand which its corps commander said he doubted any armored unit in the U.S. Army could parallel.
General George S Patton...
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04 Apr 41: Promoted to Major General (shows full promotions table)
06 Mar 43: Named the commanding officer of the US II Corps