Thursday, February 14, 2013

Feb

14

1943

U.S. Forces confront Germans at Kasserine Pass

The Tiger tank was only just making its appearance on the battlefield and there were only limited numbers of them.

In their northern thrust the Germans met with initial success. By 0715 hours, 20 of their tanks had reached a point five miles north-east of Sidi Bouzid while the village itself was subjected to dive-bombing. By noon 50 enemy tanks with infantry and artillery had, in spite of a small U.S. counter-attack, reached the north-west slopes of Djebel Lessouda and were advancing south-west to the Faid-Sbeitla road.