The Battle of Hürtgen Forest was a series of battles fought from 19 September to 16 December 1944 between the American and German forces in the Hürtgen Forest. It is the longest battle the United States Army have ever fought. The Battle of Hürtgen Forest takes place during the campaign levels Death Factory and Hill 493 in Call of Duty: WWII.
Events of Call of Duty: WWIIEdit
The 1st Infantry Division and the 745th Tank Battalion were ordered by Colonel Davis to advance into the Hürtgen and destroy the hilltop artillery at Hill 493. The 1st Platoon led by Lt. Joseph Turner held the German counterattack with the 2nd Platoon led by Sgt. Marks. The platoon separated ways, Turner's squad ambushed the mortar team behind enemy lines and were attacked by German artillery fire. PFC. Ronald "Red" Daniels regrouped with his officer to take out the enemy sniper inside a tall bunker. Soon the infantrymen captured the mill from the German Wehrmacht and elite Waffen-SS troops. Turner's squad immediately push up to the hill after realizing TSgt. William Pierson have already launched an assault with his squad. Pvt. Parker of the Engineer Corps was escorted with suppressive fire to destroy the pillbox on the hill, although the pillbox was successfully destroyed, he killed himself due to premature detonation of his Pole Charge. Pvt. Daniels continued to sabotage German howitzers and encountered a German Tiger II tank led by an unnamed Tank Commander of the Waffen-SS. The tank was soon disabled by several thermite grenades. A M4 Sherman tank led by SSG. Augustine Perez tried to penetrate the Tiger's armor but failed. Lt. Turner saved Pvt. Daniels from the enemy survivors of the destroyed tank, but was shot to the back by the commander. Pvt. Daniels killed the commander with his officer's revolver and attempted to drag him to safety. The American forces were surrounded by the German troops, the squad failed to rescue Joseph Turner and retreated to Belgium and Luxembourg.