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Western Front

Battle of the Bulge Part 2: The Path of Kampfgruppe Peiper

Kampfgruppe Peiper was part of the 1st SS Panzer Division, 6th Panzer Army, assigned to the north flank of the Ardennes operation. The Kampfgruppe, commanded by Col. Joachim Peiper, was to spearhead the offensive by driving to the Meuse River crossings at Huy. Kampfgruppe Peiper was to be closely followed by the remainder of the 1st SS Panzer Division, the 12th Panzer Division and the 3rd Parachute Division. Peiper's intended route (the 6th Panzer was allotted five marchroutes) extended from Losheim and through the Losheim Gap, Schoppen, Ligeneuville, Stavelot and Werbomont.

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