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THE BATTLE OF HÜRTGEN FOREST:
WORLD WAR II

September 1944 - February 1945

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This site is dedicated to the memory of the men who fought and were killed, wounded or suffered other injuries, in one of the most fierce and bloody battles of World War II.

The Battle of  Hürtgen Forest was fought in an area of heavy forestation, of some 50 square miles in an area that begins about 5 miles south and east of Aachen, Germany and falls into a triangle outlined by Aachen, Düren and Monschau. 

Although the battle did not officially end until February of 1945, the major part of the Battle of  Hürtgen Forest was fought during the 3 wet, cold, miserable months of  mid-September through mid-December 1944.  The battle claimed 24,000 Americans; killed, missing, captured and wounded, plus another 9,000 who succumbed to trench foot, respiratory diseases and combat fatigue.

The Battle of Hürtgen Forest was overshadowed by the American victory in the Battle of the Bulge, and as a result, few books and articles have been written about it. 

It is for this reason, for those who may not have heard of the battle or for those who simply want to learn more about the battle, that this website was developed.

We would appreciate it if you would leave your comments, suggested corrections, questions or other information in our guest book, the last page of this site.
Last update on: 8/23/2012
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