David.Gettman January 12th, 2008
SECOND UNITED STATES CAVALRY – A HISTORY
Compiled, edited and published by Historical Section, Second Cavalry Association
Maj. A. L. Lambert and Cpt. G. B. Layton, 2d Cavalry
Troop B, 42d Squadron
20 March 1945
The town of Bingen (map V)(map 37) is a rail, water and general communications center on the Rhine at the mouth of the Nahe river. Surrounding Bingen are the towns of Dietersheim (map 37), Budesheim (map 37) and Kempten (map 37).
On the morning of 20 March, the TD Platoon of F Troop, and the assault guns of E Troop, were deployed on the high ground north of the Nahe river where it joins the Rhine. They were trained on the locality of Bingen, prepared to support the attack of the 42d Squadron.
Troop B, reinforced, crossed the Nahe at Bretzenheim (map 37) and attacked north. This force moved toward Bingen via Dietersheim (map 37) and Budesheim. First enemy opposition was encountered on the outside of Dietersheim, just after we passed through that town. Continue Reading »