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    Have visited Germany several times and have read lots of books about the war. Can anyone tell me how far the allies moved into Germany especially Nurnberg and if there were battles that far into that city. Thanks

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    Originally posted by strykerr View Post
    Have visited Germany several times and have read lots of books about the war. Can anyone tell me how far the allies moved into Germany especially Nurnberg and if there were battles that far into that city. Thanks
    Only thing that i've heard is that there indeed were battles and that the large amount of 88's around the city (for AA purposes) gave the allied forces quite a bit of trouble.

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      Originally posted by strykerr View Post
      Have visited Germany several times and have read lots of books about the war. Can anyone tell me how far the allies moved into Germany especially Nurnberg and if there were battles that far into that city. Thanks
      The allies moved all the way through that area (I just came back from living there about a year ago) and into Austria and (what is now) the Czech Republic. I don't recall hearing about any major fighting in that area but there were small fights* wherever they advanced.

      Note: Hammelburg (site of the Hammelburg raid) is less than an hour from Nuremberg by car today. That may be one of the nearest major fights.

      *Small only to us, large enough to the men who were in them.
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        I give here an excerpt out of 'Endkampf zwischen Mosel und Inn',Spiwoks/stöber published by munin verlag.
        'On 17 april the fight for Nürnberg begins.In the north the americans meet the determined resistance of parts of the Fallschirmjägerregiment Hermann Göring and the 38th ss regiment 'Götz van Berlichingen'.The 45ID which advances from Märzfeld meets resistance from the S-nachrichten A.und E.Abt.1 and elements of Hitlerjugend and luftwaffe.At the Luitpoldhain the americans lose 10 tanks.On 19 april the defenders retreat to a new defense line after most of the city has been taken by the superior numbers of the advancing us troops.The defenders are now completely surrounded.
        The order to defend the city to the last man is transmitted by von kesselring.The 10000 defenders who are surrounded resist until 20 april at 11 am when the the Kampfcommandant Oberst Wolf orders his troops to cease fire.He tries to get out of the city but is captured.Some men of the 38th ss regiment succeed in fleeing the city.'
        Oberst Wolf whom the russians called 'steppenwolf'received the knights cross for his actions in Stalingrad(defense of the 'Roter Oktober')on 20.01.1943.For his actions in south germany(defense of Würzburg and Nürnberg he got the oak leaves).
        Last edited by tigerivan; 17 Nov 07, 01:33.

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          Originally posted by Janos View Post
          The allies moved all the way through that area (I just came back from living there about a year ago) and into Austria and (what is now) the Czech Republic. I don't recall hearing about any major fighting in that area but there were small fights* wherever they advanced.

          Note: Hammelburg (site of the Hammelburg raid) is less than an hour from Nuremberg by car today. That may be one of the nearest major fights.

          *Small only to us, large enough to the men who were in them.

          Close to the Old Nazi parade grounds there is/was a barracks that was the Hq of the 2nd ACR through 91/92. It had been SS before and the front face was all torn up from small arms fire.

          http://www.usarmygermany.com/USAREUR_City_Nuernberg.htm

          Scroll down to #15 under the heading of Nuernberg Kasernes.
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