Westwallmuseum


Bad Bergzabern
 

 

 

 









 The 103rd Infantry Division ("Cactus Division")

 

 










The 103rd Division broke through the Siegfried Line at Reisdorf, south-west of Bergzabern.
Within two days the German pillboxes were destroyed and the division passed by Bergzabern towards the Rhine river.



The route of the 409th Regiment
in March 1945














Walking the route of the 409th Regiment on the 21st of July 2019.

Rob Clark is researching the route of his grandfather 1Lt. George F. Hoaglin.
He was in 
103rd Infantry Division, 409th Regiment, 2d Battalion, Company G, 2nd Platoon.

The mayor of Birkenhördt Mr. Matthias Ackermann and his father took the opportunity to guide us along the exact route, the 409th took
from March 19th to 23rd. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 2019, Reisdorf

Matthias Ackermann