Diary February 18, 1945

American troops cross the Siegfried line

American troops cross the Siegfried line tank traps near Bitburg.
Diary for Sunday, February 18, 1945:

Western Front

Ardennes: US 3rd Army breaks through Siegfried Line, northwest of Echternach.

Russian Front

East Prussia: General Ivan D. Chernya­khovsky, commander of 3rd Belorussian Front, fatally wounded near Königsberg; aged 40. Marshal Vassilevsky takes over command of 3rd Belorussian Front.

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