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Second attack on Schmidt

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  1. Kai-Petri

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    Was the second attack on Schmidt Nov 1944 the most costly divisional attack of the American army in WW2.

    According to Neil Short "Hitler´s Siegfried line" the total casualties in men were 6,184.
    ( Actually Short says it was one of the most costly but what could have been more costly in that case? )
     
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    Hey Kai, this is a question for you. What is Schmidt?
     
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    hi....Charles whiting says in his book 'the battle of hurtgen forest' that it was the longest battle fought by the US army...from sept 44 to feb 45...although he does not give presise casualty figures regarding the second attack on schmidt one gets the impression that it was indeed very costly, so much so in fact that it rarely gets a mention in anywhere...i think they'd like to forget that one....they had taken a severe beating in october 44 there too...the germans held all of the high ground there and could see anthing coming from any direction and of course it was the last stop to the ruhr dams...i guess one could say that it prob was the most costly....my two cents...karlo
     

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