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WARNING ORDER

Operation Queen 002

Hurtgen Forest

 

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SITUATION

 

TIME October 7, 1944 @ 1900 EST (0600 IGT)

 

WEATHER: 42F (5C); Heavy Fog; Overcast; Wind <1kn NNE; Dawn 0600 IGT; Dusk 1800 IGT

 

Last weekend we successfully penetrated the initial German defenses on the outskirts of the Hurtgen Forest. After capturing the village of Renwez, 1st Platoon entrenched their positions and have waited a week for reinforcements to trickle in from the rear, all the while under constant shelling from German artillery.

 

In the early morning hours, 3rd Platoon with support from the 71st Armor, launched a probing attack on the Village of Deville, just to our north. 3rd Platoon quickly conducted an unorganized retreat after losing all of their non-commissioned officers, 66% of their platoon, three light armored vehicles, and not even the ability to evacuate all of their wounded. The shocked survivors report the enemy was dug in just southeast of Deville with several light machine gun positions, including a concrete pillbox along the southwestern end of Deville. They also claim that their light armored vehicles had been destroyed by a Tiger. In addition, when the remaining men broke contact and ran back to Renwez, several soldiers ran west into the forest, which was immediately followed with explosions and cries for help. We now believe that the tree line on the western side of Deville is heavily mined, in order to bring our forces into their kill zone.

 

1st Platoon is now fresh with replacements, and will conduct another attack on Deville at noon, with support form the 71st Armor, who will be bringing heavier armor to the field. 1st Platoon will conduct an assault on Deville, and attempt to drive all the way north along the MSR towards the Germany Artillery positions believed to be in OBJ Jane. There are two main obstacles in between Deville and OBJ Jane, one being a hundred meter tall cliff, where the road has been cut into the mountain, we believe that the Germans will defend this position heavily, and have dubbed it OBJ Marlene. The second obstacle is the forest itself. 1st Platoon will have to slug through two kilometers of forest before reaching OBJ Jane. After our recent experiences it is to be assumed that the forests are heavily mined, so 1st Platoon will stick within 50 meters of either side of the main MSR while advancing through the forest. German resistance is to be expected. 

 

Our Sister Platoons will be conducting attacks along the enemy line to our east, in their areas of operation accordingly. 

 

 

 

a. Enemy Disposition

  1. 275. Infanterie Division

    1. 985. Grenadier Regiment

    2. 275. Pioniere Battalion

    3. 275. Artillerie Battalion

  2. 116. Panzer Division 

    1. Elements of the 60. Panzergrenadier Regiment

    2. Elements of the 228. Panzerjaeger Battalion

    3. Elements of the 16. Panzer Regiment

  3. Possible Enemy action

    1. Expect heavy artillery barrages, if the enemy has a fix on your location & if you are stationary for too long.

    2. Expect a counter attack after the Germans lose any large swaths of ground, or strategic positions.

    3. German Pilots have been reportedly conducting bombing runs admits the foul weather. 

 

b. Friendly Forces

  1. 2nd Platoon, Alpha Company, 1/7th Cavalry Regiment
  2. 3rd Platoon, Alpha Company, 1/7th Cavalry Regiment
  3. 4th Platoon, Alpha Company, 1/7th Cavalry Regiment
  4. 71st AHC, acting as an Armored Platoon

 

c. 1940s - Rules of Engagement

On order from your commander, enemy military and paramilitary forces are declared hostile and may be attacked subject to the following instructions:

  1. Positive Identification (PID) is required prior to engagement. PID is a reasonable certainty that the proposed target is a legitimate military target. If no PID, contact your next highest commander for decision.
  2. Do not engage anyone who has surrendered, or is unarmed or wounded. 
  3. Any requests for fire support or close air support within 600 Meters of a civilian center must first get authorization from commanding officer. 

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Maps of the Province:

 

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Map of 1st Platoon, A Co., 1/7th Cav AO:

 

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Notes from Commander:

  • All requests for Close Air Support/Medevac/Resupply/Insertion are to go to Mako 1-6 on FREQ 60.0. Mako 1-6 will contact Rattler 1-6 on FREQ 50.0 to request an asset to assist 1st Platoon as necessary. Once the asset is in the area of Operation for Mako 1-6, Infantry can contact the bird via CAS Net FREQ 45.0 to guide in the bird/direct close air support.
  • If an infantry element is in threat of being overrun and requires immediate assistance, they may declare a "Tactical Emergency" to Mako 1-6, who will then have Rattler 1-6 redirect all available air assets to Mako 1-6's Area of Operation to prevent the unit from being overrun.
  • Be sure not to stray too far off the planned & assigned path, due to the high probability of undiscovered minefields. 
  • Be sure to stay within 1st Platoon's area of operation, venturing off course into 2nd or 3rd Platoon's AO could result in blue on blue.

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MISSION

 

1st Platoon, A. Company, 1/7th Cavalry

 

1st Platoon

 

Our primary Objective will be to silence the Germany Artillery located at OBJ Jane, three kilometers to our North. 

 

PRIMARY TASKING:  1st Platoon will launch a second assault on the Village of Deville (OBJ Betty). From there 1st Platoon will continue northwest and scale the cliff and clear the German defenses on OBJ Marlene. Lastly 1st Platoon will push through the Forest and assault OBJ Jane, where we believe German Artillery Guns are located. 

 

SECONDARY TASKING:  N/A

 

TERTIARY TASKING:  N/A

 

71st Assault Helicopter Company

 

71st AHC is to act as armored support for 1st Platoon

 

PRIMARY TASKING: Proving Armored Support for 1st Platoon.

 

SECONDARY TASKING: Conduct resupply & reinserts

 

TERTIARY TASKING: N/A

 

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SUPPORT

 

71st Assault Helicopter Company Vehicle Pool for Campaign:

 

Rotary Wing:

Fixed Wing: 

Repairing:

  •  

Destroyed:

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COMMAND & SIGNAL

 

Succession of Command: 

  • 1st Platoon HQ: 1LT J. Kauffman > SFC D. Brown
  • 1st Squad: SSG D. Jordan > SGT J. Hart
  • 2nd Squad: SGT V. Handberg > SGT D. Thompson
  • 71st A.H.C: 2LT K. Grorud > CW2 R. Hepker > WOC T. Sadler

Call Signs

  • "Mako 1-6",             1LT J. Kauffman

  • "Mako 1-7",             SFC D. Brown

  • "Mako 1-1",             SSG D. Jordan
  • "Mako 1-2",             SGT V. Handberg
  • "Rattler 1-6",           2LT K. Grorud
  • "Rattler 1-1",           WOC T. Sadler
  • "Rattler 1-2",           CW2 R. Hepker
  • "Rattler 1-3",           WOC J. Rob
  • "Firefly 1-1",            SGT B. Snurka

Hand Signals

  • Control + Num 5 = Rally/Set//Affirmative
  • Control + Num 2 = Halt/Hold/Stop/Negative
  • Control + Num 6 = Engage
  • Control + Num 4 = Go/Move/

 

Smoke Signals

  • Green = Friendly/Affirmative
  • Red = Enemy/Negative
  • Purple = Mass Casualty/Medic Required
  • Orange = Lost/Marking Current Position

Radio Frequencies

  • Infantry Platoon Net ~ 40.0
  • CAS Net ~ 45.0
  • Aviation Platoon Net ~ 50.0
  • Command Net ~ 60.0

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