Across the Rhine

On 22 March 1945 the Third US Army crossed the Rhine River at Oppenheim. Damrstadt was taken 25 March 1945. On the same day, the armored spearheads of the 4th US Armored Division reached Hanau and Aschaffenburg. At 12:30 hours a bridgehead at Aschaffenburg-Schweinheim was seized and a little later at Hanau-Kleinauheim. Amazingly there are no indications of orders from the XIIth US Corps to take a bridgehead at Aschaffenburg. 

 

 

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