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Devinrent porter bottes a I'infanterie avec deux boucles a cause d'un manque de bottcs a saut. D Bastogne, decembre I 944-un Technician sth Class d'artillerie a gauche, et des servants d'un obusier 7smm a droite. Pardessus de distribution reguliere sont partes avec bottes a revers de caoutchouc. La mitraillette est la 'pampe agraisse' MS. On put laisse tomber l'obusier en parachute en six morceaux et on Ie put rassemble rapidement. E Insignes des regiments de la division: (I) SOIst Parachute Infantry, (3) S02nd Parachute Infantry, (8) s06th Parachute Infantry, (IO) 327th Glider Infantry.
The range was too great for the IOsmm howitzers in Bastogne. The 3/s02nd was ordered to relieve Noville. The battalion couldn't cut its way through, and by noon Noville's weary defenders pulled out and headed down the road to Foy. Although the morning air had been clear, a heavy fog had set in by noon, which hid the fleeing paratroopers and some reached friendly lines safely; others were ambushed only 500 yards from Foy. The 1/s06th lost 13 officers and 199 enlisted men at Noville. The Division was also having trouble at Marvie.
D The Defence of Bastogne, DecelDber 1944 On the left, a Technician 5th Class spots the formation of C-47s which will drop badly needed supplies to the 'battered bastards of the Bastogne bastion'. He wears the issue enlisted men's OD overcoat, and black rubber overboots. His helmet marking identifies him as a member of the divisional artillery. 45 cal. automatic, and he carries a field telephone and cable. Beyond him is an SCR 300 radio operator. On the right, the crew ofone of the Division's 75mm pack howitzers-its stencilled nickname 'Hitler's Headache' is taken from a photo ofa 101 st howitzer- prepare to fire, surrounded by ammunition and discarded containers.