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Amazing War Stories

The Heroes of HQ Company


On the freezing night of December 20th 1944 men of the US 82nd Airborne, 504 Parachute Infantry Regiment fought head-on with a deadly SS Panzer Group that vastly outgunned them. This little known battle, which raged for nearly 2 days, would prove to be a pivotal turning point in the Second World War. This is the story of just 5 soldiers from a company of over 100 men, all of them heroes, all of them prepared to pay the ultimate sacrifice.

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-Davis Smith former US Marine weaponry & tactics specialist advisor

-December 44 Historical Museum La Gleize Website dec44.com and on Facebook /Dec44Museum

With special thanks to author Frank van Lunteren -Website www.frankvanlunteren.com

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Episode Credits-

Written & Produced by Ed Sayer

Executive producer Paul Wooding

Associate Producer Lois Crompton

Sound design & 3D mastering by Vaudeville Sound Group


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