Final Attack

13-17 January 1945

1 This line held morning 13 January.
 2 2nd BN in Regimental reserve, morning 13 January.
 3 E Co detached, moved to forward area, attacked from this position, 0900 13 January.
 4 I Co attacks up the road in support of E Co, 1015 13 January.
 5  I Co and E Co in town, 1100 13 Janaury; 23 prisoners taken. Fire fight continues.
 6 I Co moved up on left flank, 1113 13 January.
 7 Observation Post established by 1st BN, 1340 15 January.
 8 After heavy fighting, line pushed to North edge of Foy, 1630 13 January.
 9 Heavy shelling in town night of 13-14 January.
10 8 enemy tanks and infantry attacked at 0930 14 January, forcing the Companies holding town to withdraw to old Main Line of Resistance at 0600.
11 2nd BN (-) moved to this position to support 3rd BN, 0600 14 January.
12 I Co (21 men total) moved back into Foy with armored units, 0900 14 January.
13 2nd BN moved to forward assembly area, 1220 14 January.
14 2nd BN moved forward at 1200 14 January, secured Cobru, and consolidated positions, 1800 14 January.
15 1st BN assembled 1315 14 January, moved to this area, and set up a triangular defense of area. In position, 1550 14 January.
16 3rd BN assembled and moved into position, 1306. Closed, 1350 14 January.
17 Patrol contacts during nights 14-15 January and 15-16 January.
18 1st BN attack, 1030 15 January, consolidated positions on this line, 1200 15 January.
19 3rd BN lines move to this position, 1030 15 January. In position by 1245 15 January.
20 2nd BN moved to high ground North of Noville. In position at 1145 15 January.
21 3rd BN, 501st PIR attached to Regiment. In reserve position here, night 15 January.
22 All Battalions attack to North, 0930 16 January.
23 3rd BN, 501st PIR moved into position behind 3rd BN 506th, pushed at 0930 16 January.
24 All battalions consolidated positions by 1800 16 January.
25 Patrol contacts during night of 16 January.
26 3rd BN in reserve position, night of 16 January.
27 506th PIR was relieved night of 17 January by 17th Airborne Division. Relief started 1930 in order of 3rd BN, 1st BN, 2nd BN, and was completed 2110 17 January, thus ending the Bastogne campaign.