William P. Moon, Jr.
422nd Regiment
106th Infantry Division


Bill was Commander of the 1st battalion, 422nd Infantry of the 106th Division when they were attacking the Belgian town of Schonberg on December 19, 1944. Hit by tanks on the right flank and rear, most of the battalion was captured. "Several of us got away and found a group in a wooded area near Schonberg. But we were recaptured there on December 21 during the 'Battle of the Bulge,'" he reports.

He was only at Oflag 64 for a couple of weeks before the camp was marched out. With blisters on both heels, he found that he couldn't walk around much.

Source: http://www.rlc.dcccd.edu:80/Enrich/cordstud/there64.htm

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