September 1944: The 28th Infantry Division – known as the Keystone Division because of the red keystone shaped patch it wore on its shoulder, and its roots as a National Guard division from the “keystone state” of Pennsylvania – was the first American formation to have the “honor” of attacking the Siegfried Line. This line of German fortifications, on its western frontier, proved to be as formidable as its reputation had threatened. Progress was slow, and Company F of the 110th Infantry Regiment was ordered to close an unexpected gap that opened up between two of the division’s advancing battalions. The men of Company F went forward and cleared out a row of pillboxes near Uttfeld, on German soil. Weary from their labors, the company went to ground as darkness arrived. They were awakened by the squeal and clatter of armored vehicles. The 2nd Panzer Division had arrived, to sweep the invaders from their sacred soil.
Map size: 1600 x 1600m