Liberation of Belgium
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseWith northern France just won, Allied troops under general command of the Canadians pushed into Belgium in early Sep 1944. Major cities of Brussels and Antwerp were liberated quickly, and the V-1 rocket launching bases nearby fell along with the cities. German troops attempted to hinder the usefulness of the Antwerp port by attacking with V-1 and V-2 rockets, but the rockets were not accurate in their attacks and the port facilities remained standing. The city itself, however, bore the burden of the rockets that ran astray.
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Liberation of Belgium Timeline
|2 Sep 1944Â||Canadian troops crossed into Belgium.|
|3 Sep 1944Â||In Belgium, British Second Army captured Brussels and US First Army captured Tournai.|
|4 Sep 1944Â||British 11th Armoured Division captured Antwerp, Belgium.|
|5 Sep 1944Â||US Third Army crossed the Meuse River while the British forces reached Ghent, Belgium.|
|7 Sep 1944Â||British 11th Armoured Division crossed the Albert Canal in Belgium.|
|8 Sep 1944Â||In Belgium, US First Army captured LiÃ©ge and Canadian forces captured Ostend.|
|10 Sep 1944Â||Allied patrols in Belgium crossed the German border near Aachen, Germany.|
|11 Sep 1944Â||Scottish 15th Division crossed into the Netherlands near Antwerp, Belgium.|
|2 Nov 1944Â||Canadian forces captured Zeebrugge, which was the last pocket of German occupation in Belgium.|
|4 Feb 1945Â||Belgium was reportedly free of German forces as of this date.|
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