25 Dec 1944

  • A surprise Luftwaffe attack on Bastogne, Belgium bombed Anthony McAuliffe's headquarters and the 10th Armored aid station. The three–storey building collapsed on top of the wounded patients and set the ruins on fire. Nurse Renée Lemaire was killed together with twenty-five seriously wounded patients, burnt to death in their beds. Soldiers rushing to pull away debris found themselves also machine gunned by the low-flying bombers. ww2dbase [Battle of the Bulge | Bastogne, Luxembourg | AC]
26 Dec 1944

28 Dec 1944

Photo(s) dated 28 Dec 1944
Brigadier General Anthony McAuliffe and Lieutenant Colonel Harry Kinnard II at Bastogne, Belgium, late Dec 1944
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5 Apr 1945

Photo(s) dated 5 Apr 1945
Omar Bradley and George Patton at Bastogne, Belgium, 5 Apr 1945

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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