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Dec 1944 – Mar 1945
As part of the southern flank, 352VGD pushed the U.S. 28th I.D. back through Diekirch, Ettelbruck and Merzig. The division was commanded by Generalmajor Erich Schmidt; the GR916 by Major Von Criegeren and the 5. Kompanie by Leutnant Bischoff. Only one Normandy veteran is known to have served in the Ardennes with GR916; Leutnant Willi Heller of 6. Kompanie.

After the Ardennes offensive, what was left of the regiment made a slow withdrawal into Germany. The division was once again reinforced with the last reserves of manpower available at the time. This meant Volkssturm border guard and alarm units. It doesn't take much imagination to realise that the regiment had virtually ceased to exist, and that old men and boys incapable of waging a war filled its ranks.

The Divison C.O. during this period was Majorgeneral Bazing to 31st December, then Generalmajor von Oppen.

Ardennes 60th Anniversary
In December 2004, GR916 (WW2 LHA) working in conjunction with the National Museum of Military History in Diekirch, AMBA and the Luxembourg Army, took part in three major events commemorating the 60th anniversary of the 'Battle of the Bulge'. The major event for GR916 was the dedication of the Hoesdorf Memorial Plaque Read more......


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