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Battle Experiences #4

Battle Experiences #4

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WWII 12th Army Group combat lessons learned in the European Theater of Operations
WWII 12th Army Group combat lessons learned in the European Theater of Operations

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BATTLE
EXPERIENCES
No.
13
I
AUG
1944
*E?attle
Yhperiences@
re
pubxsbd
mlpibarly
by
this
heacla_uarbers
to
enable
ate
in
training
to
psf$t
from
%he
ht~ast
ombat
expeficmoes
of
ow
roops
now
ff&ting
the
Gemm
in
Fr~ce,
Althstlgl?
the
experiences
sf
certain
dts
at
a
particular
Iceation
are not
necessarily
rpplicaliLe
to
all.
nits
5x1
all
situations,
the
item
pb&hed
wLll
be
those
bsed
an
pmcideal
expfienee
ad
ye
recommended
for
camM amsideration
by
units
which
my
nc:omnter
~imihr
robIPemo
&ports
of aomoboratf-va
m
cankraqy
axperfmcss
are
p%icdar8y
deah=ed
in
order
that
the
v&XBfw
of
the
indfeated
bt%le
esson
may
be
d!etemsd,
I,
~eraX,,
'
n
speratima1
memoramdm
02
the
1st
Idantsy
Division
con%afPls
law-o-y
recent
a%atemerata
mpFFasiaing
the.
a,dvantage
of'
con%bua3
egmbfned
%rah&g
of'
%z%$a,n%ry
nd
tank
units
&cla
are
%at
fi&t
agether,
Some
exbracts
fSPepn
the
ht
Mvisj.rnos
&smssiom
of
the
bfm%zy-$%nk
f&se=,r~
~0'01srn
re
given
in
su&=
OEXdhg
pE?Zi@Ti.@'S
2,
Fonuafdm
02
the
'%em,
'
sa%isfactaq
oh%%o~
f
%he
problem
cxf
$jiagAlm
beheen
*-aim
5s
believed
ta
Ee
in
the
asfgnmnt~
y
the
Wmtiqr
P
of
one
of
hb
rifle
S~IX?,~
s
~aorbr
the
tank
pPh%~mi
.%
aU
maar%flof.t~m
ou-ka
sf
advance
ad
-mhhes
ik
*~~t~oar
y
pyrote~hx~s
9"
-P
d.swd
meansu
The
a~sfgpnent
odd
"be
csntybu-~fis
as
tli-e.p
fia~son
mproves
pac-kise,
The
squad
lmadgr
shoa
be
prm5dled
with
an
SCR-S~~
adio
for
cen-
+;iaa&w
cka-aaon
wiW
his pla%om
aia
company
c70mmdcroa,
h
otpn%ry
here
%a=b'%-tat~k
ines
am
9flaeXy
b
ke
enemkgl"&dg
hb
km
nhay
bz
mw9mced
by
a
aquad
s
aqinmmo
-
The
use
of
eoh
hannelsfor
lers
is
no%
almay.a
feasiplffe,
Fm-
TP,
dIses
not
prodde
auP%ieient%y
lose liaison,
A
nems
of
dirac:%
crmmmica-
%%am
bWem
infantry
and
tan.la
is
requ5do
The
ZaUmg
Plavs
hem
%dsd
dth
Bigpg
~U~C~SS:
mniexusphcme
cw
telephone
slrr
t2m
ou%sfde
ale
certain
tanks
cmecW
e.hh
%b
ts~~cation
yskem
of
the
bnkp
prea~rmged
ymt(8cMesg
rn
smoke
 
and
am
ilyJa38,
Since
the
Frrr'antq?
hand and
arm
signals
are
not
exactdy
Wle
sane
as
those
nomially
used
by
the
tanks,
pre-arrangement
i
s
necessary
and
practice i s
adwtsable,
The
foll-g
have
been
used
by
the
lst
Division and are
rec0mmended.s
a,
Target
DesignatLon,
Basic
infantry
hand
signals
for direction,
ccwmence
firing,
and
cease
ffring;*
The
squad or platoon leader
who
is
directing
the
progress
of
the
tmh
should
be
equipped
with
a
mapon
whch fires
tracer
dtfon
n
order
to
pin-point
the
target
quiclilyo
bo
ms
f
bmditim
For
7%
EE9
the
arm
extended
pointing
with
all fingers
exte-
For
PTP
smoke,
the
saw
as
far
HE
f
llmd
by
covering the
eyes
with
the
hando
8dy
he tank
will
use
machiae-gun
fire unless the signal for
HE
or
BP
is
given,
AP
w
i
1 1
be
used
only
when
the target'
is
seen
by
the
tank
commandee
Ce
XWe.me~&
standard
vehicu3ss
signals
are
used
to
control
W
DBnte
%ere
are
given
below
subsbtisl exbrqcts
from
some of
the
conclusians
mached
by
a
board
of
ofYicers
which
recently
completed
a
study
of
certain
operations
involv-
Fng
close
co-operation 'betmen
ground and
air
farceso
lo
Us8
of
Air
Witbh
htiuery
Bangee
There
is
a
deFlnite
need
for
air
sap-
pc&
Fe
-
ases, even
where
the
targets
are
ritkda
range
of
Mandlg
atille~,
The
zeb
reason for
.this
is
the
tremendous
effect of
5OO-Lb
and
heavier
bombs
agaimt
highly organized defenses and casemated positions,Large
bombs,
by
their
bbt,
will
damage
fire control equipment
and
stun
or
kill
the
cmv&
Casemates
We
tipped
off
level
by
near
hits
whch
also
somtimes
put the
gun
out
of
action
by
pfllng
dirt
in
f'mlit
of
the
ports,,The
gum
will.
alwap
be
nautrallzed
during
tbs
air
attacko
The
accuracy
of
the
mg
UI,
dstermFne
the duration
of
the period
of
neutralizationo
The nature of
the
objective, not the ability of the
arM&ry
to reach
it,
should
determine
whether
aircraft
Fs
to be
use&
2,
0
Bp
Gbllnd
*es
must
Msh
he
a;ir
forces
dewled
and
com
plete ih=n
regarding
the
a3.r
objectives, including
a
statement
of
the
effect
desiredobe
T%dng
of
the
atr
attack
must
be carefully
and
completely
coordinated
-with
th
grotpsj.
fmss
pbns,
including
the
ovffF-aU.
fire
plano
ea
A
god
example
of
successful
bo=ardbatim
based
on
good
plaaning
iB
fW-
nderhbd
by
a
frequently
employsd
by
cme
UoS,
division* Plan
follcrs~s~
Berm
the
planss
arrive
the
artille~
mothers
the
target with
fire,
thereby
red*
tb
loss
from
W
Just
befare
the
planes
&ve,
the
artillery
marks
Gw
targekdth
red
smokeo
'Ehe
ar6ilbr-y
then
withholds
its
fire
tmtil
the
bding
is
finishbd*
As
tM
ende,
the
NIAv
resumes fire,
cwering
the
advance
of
the
WeO
Khich
has
been
held
outside of the
danger
ares
during
the
bcdFng,
 
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x;per.i!,nccs!l
published
rsg.u?erly
by
this
headqiwrters
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e,mble
units
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.t~-;i~ii~i!;
p"c!fit
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the
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ir:b
CL
p:,r.%iculnr
lccaticln
arc
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qacossarily
~;>ylica.blc
to
all
uni'r;s
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o
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in
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to
~vor.
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1~.
ssa?.
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eaitntes
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advanc
for
#'(;orof
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hi3
fla;!k.
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for:i~LioIl
kcid
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his
flankL
would
ba
SOZuL"3.
.
i>en
nhen
no
target
is
visible,
i
8.
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n
oeein~a
gscj.i'ic
t.--
tho
eqi:q
is
I!:n.;;~~m
to
be
In
front,
t;he inf':.,ntr~~n
hould
in
tho
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