Battle of the Bulge Photos

Major General Maxwell Taylor, Commander, 101st Airborne Division, conferring with his staff amid the ruins of Noville, January 16, 1945.

The village church in Noville, mostly destoyed by German artillery fire, February 3, 1945.

A 10th Armored Division halftrack, 

as seen in April 1945.

M18 "Hellcat" Tank Destroyer operating in Germany, 1945. The tank destroyers, incredibly nimble with a powerful cannon, were instrumental to the defense of Noville during the Battle of the Bulge.

40 mm. heavy gun mount aboard the USS Hornet. This mount is similar to the one Major League Hall of Famer Bob Feller captained aboard the USS Alabama, as told in THE BATTER'S BOX.

Lieutenant General William Desobry, visiting Noville in 1976. Desobry commanded the small force of Americans that defended the village in the early days of the Battle of the Bulge. Desobry, wounded during the battle and later captured, survived the war, went on to command the famed 1st Armored Division ("Old Ironsides"), and retired as a three-star general.

10th Armored Division at Fort Benning, Georgia in late 1942.

U.S. soldier holding a bazooka, 1943.

Team Desobry used these shoulder-fired rocket launchers to great effect in Noville against German armor.

© 2019 by ANDY KUTLER