The Bridgehead

Nilkheim Railroad Bridge

After the Engineers reinforced the bridge for vehicle to cross, CCB moved three Tank Companies and two Armored Infantry Companies by 1600 hours on the other site of the Main River to establish a bridgehead. The US troops held two high grounds as key positions - the Bischberg and the Erbig. At 1730 hours, the US troops in the bridgehead began to attack Aschaffenburg. But orders were received to stop the attack and set up a perimeter defense.

 

(Move the mouse cursor over the Tactical Symbols to see details.) Comand Post CCB - 4th Armord Division 3rd Battalion, 164 Infantry Regiment 66th Armored Field Artillery Battalion 191st Field Artillery Battalion 22nd Armored Field Artillery Battalion HQ Company - 37th Tank Battalion D Company - 37th Tank Battalion B Company - 37th Tank Battalion C Company - 37th Tank Battalion A Company - 37th Tank Battalion B Company - 10th Armored Infantry Battalion A Company - 10th Armored Infantry Battalion Command Post - 10th Armored Infantry Battalion C Company - 10th Armored Infantry Battalion HQ Company - 10th Armored Infantry Battalion Command Post - 37th Tank Battalion A Company - 24th Armored Engineer Battalion

The above graphic is an attempt to show the deployment of troops in the bridgehead.

2005 Copyright Peter Domes -  Date of last change: 2013-09-22