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"F" division battle of the bulge

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  1. sniper1946

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    bloody bucket,can anyone throw some light on this please,watching a doc today,it mentioned that "F" division were wiped out and no trace of them could be found,what exactly took place.....
     
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    Not ever heard of an "F" division. Which side was this group on?
     
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    hello jeff,it was american it was dealing with the bloody bucket brigade I really did,nt get to hear too much about it,other than a total wipe out of this division at the bulge...
     
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    Bloody Bucket is usually associated with the 28th Infantry Division, because of it's insignia. The 28th was on the southern tier of the Bulge, although one of it's regiments got seperated from the rest of the division and joined up with the surviving regiment (442nd) of the 106th to form a provisional brigade under command of Gen Jones of the 106th in the north, near St Vith.
     
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    yeh it was about that jeff,and then went on to mention this f division who were wiped out without a trace,I only caught the tail end,as I was not watching it totally,but in snatches,and I caught this being mentioned...cheers,ray..
     
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    Late in the war, there was a fifth platoon added to several companies that was made up of black soldiers. The two divisions that come to mind that did this were the US 2nd and 99th Infantry Divisions.
     
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    was there any mention of a division/company that got totally wiped out without trace?
     
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    the program was called battleground-the art of war on the discovery channel today at 1.00 p.m.,its repeated next wed at 1.00p.m.,I'll record it to try to understand exactly what was said and about what...
     
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    Without a trace? Not that I have read. There were several small groups that were overwhelmed completely in the opening days of the offensive, but dead men do leave corpses, wounded need tending and prisoners are often taken.
     
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    thanks jeff,next week hopefully will reveal a bit more info....ray..
     
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    On the 13th of December, 1944 the 2nd Battalion ((includes “F” Company) of the 310th Regiment of the 78th Infantry Division attacked Kesternick, They got into a serious situation, so the second battalion of the 309th Regiment was sent in.
    Kesternich ans Simmerath werre keys for the resupply of German forces that were to attack in the Battle of the Bulge. Get a copy of Lt. Colonel Edward Miller’s book A DARK AND BLOODY GROUND and you will find your answer. “F” Company was amongst the 549 Americans who were killed, captured, or Missing in Action in the Battle
     
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