The 883rd sees their first combat action near Lixing, France, only 1.5 miles from German border.


No casualties are reported from Ernest’s HQ Battery, but the offensive is a massive operation of the 70th Infantry Division and other companies saw casualties as they successfully liberated Lixing.   There is now a street named Rue de la 70th Division US in Lixing in honor of the 70th.

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