By mid-December, American armies had reached the Roer River
inside Germany and the West Wall (Siegfried Line) in eastern France.
The division moved through the Hurtgen Forest, passed through the Siegfried Line, and was on the Roer River
Arriving in France on Thanksgiving Day, 1944, my outfit was scheduled to join the 9th Army in Holland for an assault crossing of the Roer River
Lo breakthrough, battle of Germany, German counteroffensive and the drive to the Roer River
, crossing the Roer, crossing the Rhine, the exploitation of the Remagen bridgehead; and conclude with final operations in April and May of 1945.
The 86th supported V Corps in the final assault on the Roer River
and the advance to the Rhine River.
We crossed the Roer River
, and the Rhine at Remagen, before engaging again in battle in the Harz Mountains.