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358th Infantry.  Companies E and F returned to LONGVILLY.  3rd Battalion marched to
BENONCHAMPS, closing at 1500.  Patrols of 2nd Battalion went East toward the high ground
at (vP665698) and drew small arms fire from [Page 14] the woods at (vP6750) and high velocity
fire from the Northeast.
358th Infantry:
During the night 3rd Battalion relieved 2nd Battalion of its portion of the front and at daylight
pushed patrols forward.  2nd Battalion assembled vicinity BRAS.
1st Battalion mopped up that NEIDERWAMPACH and gathered up 60 more PWs.  In nearly
morning Company F moved around the Division left flank and occupied the nose at (vP638584). 
The rest of the Battalion marched later in the morning and the unit assembled at
At 1300, 3rd Battalion 357th Infantry, was attached and it took over the entire zone of this
At 1500 2nd Battalion attacked Southeast two secure the wooded area at (vP645578).  1st
Battalion attacked at east sending Company A to SHIMPACH and Companies B and C to
capture OBERWAMPACH.  Both 3rd Battalions, moving Northeast, swept out the woods South
of the railroad tracks.  Despite enemy artillery and mortar fire and small arms fire from the high
ground Southeast of SHIMPACH and OBERWAMPACH, all units were on their objectives by
dark and tied in together in a firm line facing East.  Approximately 100 PWs were captured in
these operations.  At 2050 a halftrack with SS mortar men entered OBERWAMPACH and were
captured.  At 2355 two tanks attacked Company C and were repulsed.  Heavy mortar fire hit 2nd
Battalion at NEIDERWAMPACH throughout the hours of darkness.
357th Infantry: 
During the night, elements 328th Infantry and Company A, 101st Combat Engineer (26th
Division) relieved 1st Battalion, in conformance with newly established Division boundaries.  1st
Battalion put Company A on line along the side of 3rd Battalion.  2nd Battalion motor-marched
to BAASCHLEIDEN.  At 1300, 3rd Battalion was attached to 358th Infantry and took over the
regimental front.  The 1st Battalion thus completely relieved, moved to BOULAIDE where the
regiment went into Division Reserve.
On every hand now were evidences of a German withdrawal.  Scattered enemy units were
thrown together in hastily formed groups to resist the cutting of eastbound exits.  Forsaking the
protective cover of night, the Germans crowded the roads in daylight with traffic of all kinds. 
The withdrawal was comparatively orderly, but the delaying forces turned on attacking troops
with fury of cornered animals.  [Page 15]