Extrait After Action report 40th Tank Battalion (Colonne passant par Francorchamps-Stavelot en partant de Kunrade)
"17 December 44: Written orders were received from "CCA" for the Battalion to move at 0840 via HEERLEN, VALKENBURG, STAVELOT, TROIS PONTS, to the vicinity of VIELSALM, BELGIUM. Order of march was: Companies B, C, A, Assault Gun Platoon, Company D, Headquarters, Headquarters Company and Service Company. The march was made without incident, the Battalion closed into a muddy field in mountainous country at 1905, two miles west of BEHO, BELGIUM."
Extrait After Action report 17th Tank Battallion (Colonne passant par Eupen-Malmedy en partant de Merkstein)
"At 2000 on 16 December, 1944, we were informed that the Rcn had been relieved from attached to the 84th Infantry Division and that we had reverted back to the 7th Armored control and were again in CCR. After some time we were informed that the Battalion was on a 30 minute alert and that we would move out either that night or early the next morning. At 2200 we received notice from CCR that the 17th Tank Battalion would cross the I.P. at 0853 on 17 December 1944 and move south along highway N 26 through Herzogenrath, AACHEN, EUPEN, MALMEDY, Lignenville and into an assembly area just south of Recht. "