Since the history of the crossing goes from 19 March to 31 March with the first crossing on 22 March perhaps our group didn't make a crossing until later in the month. Could you please inform me when our unit crossed lthe Rhine? Anonymous says: 10 Feb PM need to know how many photos were taken of Patton crossing the rhine river and peeing into the river Anonymous says: 30 Oct PM My grandfather was a srgt for th built the bridges over rhine and a few other spots..
He passed before I was born and the history through the family has been lost since. Supposedly he has numerous medals and achievements. I have also been told that after this battle he transferred to the army air corp. I would love and appreciate some advise on how I could find out about himself and his experiences surving our country. Thanks John. David says: 1 Mar AM The airborne assault by Montgomery as they crossed the Rhine was a foolish, disastrous move that gained little and lost many valuable lives.
It was a risky move that risked the lives of troops. This was similar to the Operation Market Garden fiasco. Might I suggest that David do a little more homework before making misleading statements about subjects which, it is obvious, he has no clear knowledge. Clifford B. This entire story is false. He was a member of the 84th Railspliters. No where do I find anything mentioned about the 84th Railspliters, were they part on another group?
Ring any bells? According to my uncle, my dad was wounded there. My mom thought he was wounded in Frankfurt. Red Diamonds. He was wounded and lost his leg. His friend Leon Holderbaugh carried him to medic. Dad died in at the age of Does anyone have any info about that area of Germany during the last days of the war. Nate Bishop says: 28 May PM My great grandmother was just telling me that her husbands brother was killed during while holding the bridge in March of , she isn't sure what day but his name was Robert Fulghum and I'm looking for any information on him I can find. I am writing a book, and need the information.
Many thanks to all.
I would love to know who was serving in this area at this time. Mick the Jock says: 13 Oct AM History the first to cross the Rhine was not the Yanks it was the Brits at Arnhem by the back door retreat Spin doctor Dunkirk Spin doctor never admit defeat we are still doing it just a thought Respect to them all. Was one of a number who swam the river toestablish a beach head, was wounded that night when crossed back to retrieve his gear!
We're trying to find more info as well. Anonymous says: 8 Jul AM my father akways said as a westminster dragoon tank driver tht they were the 2nd across the rhine - is that true? About the Site. Most Popular. Opposition was negligible and within 24 hours the entire US 5th Division had crossed the river. In Berlin, Adolf Hitler wanted to counterattack at the Allied bridgehead at Oppenheim, but he was told that no reserve forces were available to embark on such an operation.
Operation Plunder landed over 16, British and American troops across the Rhine River region, allowing link ups with advancing British 21st Army Group's 4 bridgeheads. Meanwhile the construction of an even larger Class 40 bridge "London Bridge" continued and was completed by midnight.
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Meanwhile, British 2nd Army began an offensive towards the Elbe River. British sappers built another Rhine bridge, "Blackfriars", by noon. British sappers built another Rhine bridge, "Westminster". Beyond the German front lines, US aircraft harassed retreating German columns, destroying trucks and railway wagons.
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