Hurtgenwald-Erinnerung und Begegnung Ehrenfriedhof VossenackFrom mid September 1944 till the end of February 1945 fierce battles raged in the region between the ridge line of the Hautes Fagnes and the Roer River,-a phase of World War II better known as "The Huertgen Forest Campaign". American soldiers dubbed it "The green Hell of Huertgen" , alternately "The Death Factory", and during the bitterly cold and snowy winter on 1944/45: "A Hell of Icicles". Ten thousands of American and German soldiers died during the six months of the fierce and bloody fighting. From mid October to early December 1944 Vossenack lay in the center of the battles. The little town changed hands several times. From time to time, the frontline even ran through the center of the local church.
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|Date Added||Monday, February 29th, 2016 at 5:03pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||29U E 687321 N 5617029|
|Decimal Degrees||50.67491667, 6.34875000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 50° 40.495', E 6° 20.925'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||50° 40' 29.7" N, 6° 20' 55.5" E|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1 Franziskusweg, Hürtgenwald Nordrhein-Westfalen 52393, DE|
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