I've read the rest of the Battalion Journal for the 3/315th Infantry. While their position stays unchanged, they are far from inactive. German armor continues to menace their rubbled cellars. Snipers and machine gun fire make any movement potentially deadly. Yet the battalion keeps vigil by calling down artillery fire, running patrols and guiding a self propelled 155mm howitzer for direct fire on the church. (Noting the vehicle was open topped, the Germans effectively countered this threat with mortar fire.) Although repeatedly ordered to attack and clear Rittershoffen, the battalion is now tired and short of men. With every building a fort and every street a fire lane, it takes a reserve of strength to assault and hold ground. The journal is detailed but not a complete story so it can be tedious and frustrating. Yet some correlation can be found using the period maps. Locations such as "main street" and "church road" can be identified. Some caution is required with coordinates though. It seems pretty common that numbers were transposed. This is confirmed when one digit is changed and the new coordinate matches the description exactly. The Journal does not identify the location of the Bn CP, only that it moved once to the edge of town. It is most likely in the triangle block southwest of the church. It would be nice to have a land survey of the town from before the war so that building locations could be precisely identified. By Internet search, I have seen an example of a land survey of a nearby town. And as long as I am dreaming it would also be nice to find any photos of the towns, particularly aerial photos. There is one mention of a spotter plane (L4? piper cub?), I wonder if they ever took photos and, if so, where are they today (maybe in the Field Artillery records?).