Vossenack is a small village in the Hürtgenwald, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. It is not far from Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle).
During the period 13 September 1944 to 15 December 1944, the American army started an offensive to capture the Rur river basin with a number of weirs. Fighting in the tough terrain under bad weather conditions caused large number of casualties.
During the battle, the Americans had 33000 casualties (dead, wounded, missing and German POW's). Most of the American dead are buried in the American War Cemeteries:
The Germans had (estimated) 28000 casualties. Most of the German dead are buried in several cemeteries in the Hürtgenwald area:
|The entrance of the cemetery.|
|The grave of Generalfeldmarschall Walter Model.|
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