Accession Number:

ADA164174

Title:

The Battle of Nuremburg, 15-20 April 1945

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS COMBAT STUDIES INST

Report Date:

1984-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

61.0

Abstract:

U.S. Seventh Army conducted a double envelopment, during the period 16-20 April 45, using the XV and XXI Corps, to isolate and eventually reduce the key political and communications center of Nuremburg. The German intent was to prevent the citys capture using all readily available manpower, to include armed civilians. Heavy anti-tank fires from approximately one hundred 88-mm flak guns, strengthened the German positions. Seizure of the city by U.S. forces required extensive house to house fighting against a well entrenched and politically motivated enemy. Heavy use of artillery, armor, and tactical airpower, coupled with almost constant building to building engagements by infantry forces makes this an excellent example of military operations in urban terrain.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE