Private Eli D. Bliss, 32031277, was killed when a .30 cal MG was accidentally discharged at loco hours in the Headquarters Battery position southwest of Breinig. Corporal James A. Liggett was seriously wounded by the same fire and evacuated.
A burial list was received this date announcing the burial of Corporal Joseph J. Magee, Headquarters Battery, who was previously reported as missing in action near La Capelle, France, on o1 September 1944.
  • 27 September 1944
    The Third Armored Division continued to hold its defensive positions during the day. Division Reserve continued to hold the right sector of the Division zone and reported sporadic artillery and mortar fire throughout the day. CCB continued maintenance and rehabilitation in the assembly area.
    By Operations Memorandum 14, Headquarters Third Armored Division, 27 September 1944, the defensive line in existence will be maintained, CCB will relieve the Division Reserve holding the right sector and will assume the responsibility for that sector by 282400 September. One company of tanks will be held in readiness to employ with the 9th Infantry Division if necessary. CCA will hold the left sector of the Division zone and will hold one company of tanks in readiness to employ with the 1st Infantry Division.
    The battalion remained in position southwest of Breinig in general support of Division Artillery Third Armored Division. The battalion continued its period of rest and maintenance. Defensive fires were planned for the night and coordinated through Division Artillery.
  • 28 September 1944
    The Third Armored Division continued to hold its defensive sector this date. CCB relieved the portion of Division Reserve on the right sector. Tanks of Task Force 1 had completed relief of forward elements by 1745 hours. Relief of infantry was started at 2130 and was reported completed by 24oo hours. CCB held one company of tanks in readiness to support the 9th Infantry Division. Movement during relief in the right sector (CCB) caused an increase of enemy mortar and artillery fire. CCA held one company of tanks in readiness to support the 1st Infantry Division. Road Blocks at Stolberg and Mausbach were maintained.
    The battalion remained in position southwest of Breinig. Task Force 1 assumed the responsibility for the defense of the right sector of the Division Zone in the area around Stolberg. FO's 1 and 2 accompanied Task Force 1 (Lt. Talmadge and Lt. Meek). Lt. Peters went forward as liaison officer. This battalion went into direct support of Task Force 1. As the enemy activity was rather light on the Task Force 1 front, the battalion as a whole continued its period of rest and maintenance. Defensive fires were planned for the night and coordinated through Division Artillery.
  • 29 September 1944
    The Third Armored Division continued in position with combat commands holding their respective sectors. Both CCA and CCB conductedpatrol activity finding no change in the enemy situation. Division Reserve continued in assembly position throughout the day conducting maintenance. Enemy activity was limited to intermittent artillery and mortar fire in the forward areas.
    First Lieutenant Joe M. Gafford and Second Lieutenant John Dervinskas reported for duty this date and were assigned to Batteries A and C. t x enlisted men replacements reported for duty this date.
  • 2 October 1944
    The 3rd Armored Division continued to defend its sector of the front conducting patrol activity. CCB rotated tank forces on the front lines in the afternoon. Enemy activity consisted of intermittent artillery and mortar fire.
    The battalion remained in position northwest of Zweifall in direct support of CCB. Lt. Meek and Capt. Nelms were relieved by observers from the 54th Armd FA Bn. Lt. Yell remained at the front as FO. The battalion this date began reinforcing the fires of the 45th Armd FA Bn. 2nd Lt. James A. Hertz was assigned to and joined organization this date. Pvt. Robert D. Snow, Sv Btry, rejoined the organization.
  • 3 October 1945
    The 3rd Armored Division continued to maintain defensive positions conducting only patrol activities. Enemy activity consisted of intermittent artillery and mortar fire.
    2nd Lt. Roy K. Eldridge assigned to and joined organization this date.
  • 5 October 1944
    The 3rd Armored Division continued to defend its sector of the front, conducting only patrol activities. There was no change in the disposition of the troops of CCB. Enemy activity consisted of intermittent mortar artillery fire. Captain Jack E. Shangold was attached to the Med Det for duty from Co B, 45th Armd Med Bn.
  • 7 October 1944
    The 3rd Armored Division continued to defend its sector of the front conducting only patrol activity. Enemy activity consisted of intermittent artillery and mortar fire and patrolling during the evening.
    The battalion remained in position northwest of Zweifall to give direct support to CCB. Task Force t relieved Task Force 2 in the front lines at 1403 hours. 2nd Lt. Talmadge went forward with Task Force 1 and Capt. Carney reported to TF Hq as Ln O. 1st Lt. Gafford established an OP in the 9th Inf. Div. sector at Krewinkle.
  • 9 October 1944
    The 3rd Armored Division continued to maintain defensive positions conducting only routine patrols. Enemy activity consisted of intermittent artillery and mortar fire and limited patrols.
    Theodore Marik (formerly S/Sgt of Hq Btry) was commissioned 2nd Lt. this date. He was assigned the duty of air observer.
  • 11 October 1944
    The 3rd Armored Division continued to maintain defensive positions conducting only routine patrols. Emeny activity consisted of intermittent artillery and mortar fire and limited patrols
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