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Remagen in Landkreis Ahrweiler, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
 

In Recognition 99th Infantry Division United States Army

 
 
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By Mike Camero, 6 Jul 2007
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Plaque at west towers of Ludendorff Bridge, Remagen, Germany
Inscription.
In Recognition
99th Infantry Division
United States Army
"Checkerboard" "Battle Babies"
The first complete Infantry Division to cross the Rhine
Remagen - Erpel
March 10-11, 1945
This plaque Erected By 99th Infantry Division Association

 
Erected by 99th Infantry Division Association.
 
Location. 50° 34.685′ N, 7° 14.647′ E. Marker is in Remagen, Rheinland-Pfalz, in Landkreis Ahrweiler. Marker can be reached from An der Alten Rheinbrucke 1.3 kilometers north of An der Alten Rheinbrucke and Gothestasse, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Plaque is affixed to the wall of Ludendorff Bridge's west bank towers. The Remagen Bridge Peace Museum is located within the bridge towers. Marker is in this post office area: Remagen, Rheinland-Pfalz 53424, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Peace Museum Bridge at Remagen (here, next to this marker).
 
More about this marker. This marker is one of three affixed to the bridge tower.
 
Also see . . .  The History of the Bridge. The Bridge Museum's history of the bridge. On its capture:
West Bank towers of Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Camero, 6 Jul 2007
2. West Bank towers of Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen.
West bank towers of Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen.
On 7 March 1945 an advance unit of the 9th US Armored Division, led by LT Karl H. Timmermann, an American of German descent, reached the last intact bridge, just after the German defenders twice failed in their demolition attempts. The capture of the bridge is known in the annals of the war as the "Miracle of Remagen". General Eisenhower stated that "the bridge is worth its weight in gold". In the days immediately following, the German High Command made desperate attempts to destroy the bridge by bombing and even employing frogmen. Hitler irately convened a court-martial which condemned five officers to death, four of whom were actually executed in the Westerwald Forest. On 17 March 1945 the bridge collapsed. At least 30 American soldiers lost their lives. (Submitted on April 23, 2015.) 
 
Additional keywords. Ludendorff bridge
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 19, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 21, 2015, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 21, 2015, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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