2019 Hürtgen Forest MIA Search Mission
The Battle of the Hürtgen Forest (German: Schlacht im Hürtgenwald) was a lengthy series of engagements just east of the German-Belgian border between the American military and the German forces from 19 September to 16 December 1944. It remains the longest single battle the United States Army has ever fought in. In an area of 54 square miles (roughly two and a half times the size of Manhattan), the Americans sustained an appalling casualty rate. Between the ferocity of the fight, the difficult terrain and the onset of winter, the forest was a place straight out of Hell for those who had to fight there. Of those, no fewer than 150 remain unaccounted for.
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