Military Operations in Western Europe
6 June 1944—8 May 1945
Sustained by the herculean achievements of Army and Navy supply personnel, the Allied Armies and Air Forces pursued vigorously. By mid-September the U.S. Ninth Army had liberated Brest; the First Army was standing on the threshold of Germany, the Third Army had reached the Moselle and had joined the U.S. Seventh and French First Armies advancing northward from the Mediterranean. Progress in the next three months was slow, the fighting bitter. Metz fell as the Third Army moved into the Saar.
The enemy launched, in the Ardennes, his final major counter-offensive on 16 December 1944. Prompt tactical counter-measures and the superb fighting qualities of American soldiers and airmen halted
Erected by American Battle Monument Commission.
Location. 49° 36.734′ N, 6° 11.106′ E. Marker is in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. Marker is on Val du Scheid. Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 Val du Scheid, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg 2517, Luxembourg.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker).
Categories. • War, World II •
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