PFC Stanley D. Woodard
119th Co. E
WIA Oct. 6th, 1944
Died Oct. 7th, 1944
After Action Report
and 119th History of the 119th's 2nd Battalion attack in early October, '44.
Adobe PDF file.
Looking east from Rimburg...pillboxes in background
This map has pillboxes labeled with letter codes!!!
Generalleutnant Siegfried Macholz
Report 49. Infanterie Division by Generalleutnant Siegfried
Westwall, Sep. 2. - Oct. 10, 1944
German After Action Report on this action....many thanks to
The first I like to start with is a correction of the text for a photo
showing a treadway over the Wurm river.
When you start your startside, then clicking on the report : Oct, 2nd
through Oct, 6th ... Ubach, Germany ... you find that photo by scrolling
The text is: at this point the 30th crossed the River Wurm at Rimburg -
That is n o t correct.
This treadway was not constructed at Rimburg. Herbach is located to the
south to Übach.
That is another area!
In the background of the photo youŽll find the Kaiser-Karl Chapel (
which is wrongly identified as the Rimburg castle). This chapel is still in
use and located nearly opposite and a bit south to the former railroad
crossing Marienberg / Palenberg - Hotel Ernst some 50 Metres distance.
The railroad crossing is also shown by another photo when a tank crosses
The actual photo is taken from the Dutch side to Germany/Palenberg. The
buildings in the far background are mine houses for mine workers at Palenberg.
In the mid of the house line there was the hidden pillbox camouflaged as a
brick garage (there is also another photo showing the pillbox with a GI in
the foreground). This ruins of the pillbox have been completely destroyed in
the 1990Žs and digged under for security reasons.
The treadway as shown on the photo was constructed some 50-100 Metres to
the right side of the regular bridge over the Wurm ( when looking from Marienberg
The forest, in fact trees in meadows, in the background is definitely
not the Dutch side but Palenberg!
When you take a look to 119thColmap3-edited-1.jpg youŽll find the
the coordinate 85 at top, then youŽll go down and find the symbol for a
church or chapel ( this is Kaiser -Karl chapel) then going left youŽll find
a symbol like a star. At this point circa was the treadway.
If there are any questions please feel free to ask.
Link to Western
Front '45...tremendous reports and photos!!