22nd Infantry Regiment in the Hürtgen Forest near Grosshau, Germany

December 1, 1944Photograph

The 22nd Infantry Regiment entered the Hürtgen Forest on November 16, 1944 as one of two infantry regiments representing the 4th Infantry Division. They fought for 18 days gaining 6000 yards of territory before being relieved on Dec 3. In total, the men of the 22nd Infantry Division suffered 2,773 casualties, losing nearly 60 percent of their officers and 54 percent of their men.

Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration

22nd Infantry Regiment in Hurtgen Forest.