Ainsi un extrait de l'historique du "81st Tank Battalion" dans le rapport des opérations du mois de septembre 1944 :
"1. Sept 44 found the Task Force on the road heading North for the Belgian border near Conde, France. Head of the column was halted near Remy by heavy machine gun fire at 2030. It was extremely dark and neither terrain nor enenv dispositions could be determined. However the Task Force was ordered to advance regardless of opposition. The advance guard deployed and attempted to move forward but flares and a burning ammunition pile illuminated them so that two half tracks were taken under tire and destroyed by AT guns. The enemy also had snipers and bazookas in this position. In accordance with orders, attempts were made throughout the night to make a way thru or around the position but reconnaissance patrols became lost and could not operate in the darkness so that the whole nights labor was to no avail. Just before dawn the enemy withdrew and we were enabled to proceed.
Orders to continue the attack in the dark cost the leading company 2 half tracks destroyed and one damaged, 11 enlisted men killed, eight enlisted men wounded and both officers of the advance guard wounded. No progress was made and only one German was killed. It is believed that exorbitant toll will always be paid for any such attempt to advance in the dark over unknown terrain against an unknown enemy position.
The destination was reached on 3 Sept 44. After reaching Conde. the surrounding areas were cleared, capturing about 250 of the enemy, Sixty-Nine (69) Two horse teams, wagons and saddle horses. The enemy put up light resistance."
Un autre historique celui du "628th Tank Destroyer Battalion" indique :
"On 27 August 1944, 5th Armored Division, with 628th Tank Destroyer Battalion attached, was relieved of assignment to Third Army and
XV Corps, and assigned to First U. S. Army and V Corps. On 30 August 1944, 5th Armored Division was given the mission of marching direct to the Belgium border with the least possible delay. The Battalion left bivouac near Guerville, France at 0730 hours on 30 August 1944, with CCB. It passed through the outskirts of Paris and continued on through Senlis, Compiegne Forest, Noyon, Guiscard, Villeneuve and Valenciennes arriving at Conde, France, on the Belgium border at 2330 hours on 2 Sept. 1944."
"Roisel a été libéré par le CCR de la 5th Arm Div." (Marc Pilot)
La compagnie C du 829th Tank Destroyer battalion est rattachée du 1er au 5 septembre 1944 au CCR.
"During the period 1-30 September 1944 this battalion was assigned to First U. S. Army and attached to V Corps with further attachments
(for operations only) as follows:
a. 1-13 September 1944 - 5th Armored Division and further attached as follows:
(I) 1-5 September 1944,- Company C attached to Combat Command "R" "
Malheureusement, le laconisme concernant notamment les lieux libérés est désarmant dans ce type de rapports.