The Battle of Aachen was a major combat action of World War II, fought by American and German forces in and around Aachen, Germany, between 12 September to 21 October 1944. It was the first German city to be captured by the Allied Powers. The battle is featured in Call of Duty: Finest Hour and Call of Duty: WWII, both following the perspective of the US 1st Infantry Division.
Call of Duty: Finest HourEdit
In Call of Duty: Finest Hour, the battle is featured in the missions "First City to Fall", "Underground Passage" and "Surrender at Aachen", during the last day of 21 October. Sergeant Chuck Walker led his squad of Able Company, one of the squad members were Benny Church. The squad took cover using M12 motor carriages. They were flanked by the Germans coming out from the sewers but eventually killed the gunners. The M12 drives up to a medieval building and fired on it, leading to the end of the Battle of Aachen.
Call of Duty: WWIIEdit
In Call of Duty: WWII, the battle is featured in the mission "Collateral Damage", during 18 October. After the Liberation of Paris, the 1st Infantry Division was led by Colonel Davis to capture the city of Aachen with armored support from the 745th Tank Battalion. At first, the American forces were outgunned and outnumbered, they called in armored support from Staff Sergeant Augustine Perez and his mate Rabson. The assault on the stadt theater was successful but Rabson was killed in action. The 1st Infantry Division moved towards the hotel and were ambushed several times. They captured the hotel and found out German civilians underground, including two sisters, Anna and Erica. The civilians were evacuated but Anna was still underground. Pvt. Daniels quickly extracted her from the hotel. All civilians were put in a truck under Lt. Turner's orders, even the American forces were still under attack. This caused the death of Erica as a German soldier shot through the truck.