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TIME 1900 H+2
From: V Corps Command
Tactical Report For: DIVMAIN 8th Division:
Combat Support Resources [CSP]:
Due to a requirements for Brigade support OP INT resources are reduced to 4 Signal. AIR is halved due to precipitation.
ZELLER- Please provide Sectors you require coverage for.
Air may be used to supplement, however once used, your air will not be available again for 8 HRs.
Suggest Sectors : H3,F/G/H/J  .
[OPINT rating is now @15 (excellent)].
We still believe we have superior Intel. Our enemy does not know our dispositions as far as we know.
Force Disposition as @ 1600.
North: 1/3/8/8/ is isolated in town.
2/3 is moving under a mobile defense mode hoping to reach the River before Soviets work thru our Interdiction.
3/3 is situated in Ruppertenrod & 4/3 is screen south of there.
1/8 Brigade is on the E-4 moving to reinforce the 2/3 company.
2/8 has attached 2 Battalions to 1st Bde. The balance of 2/8 is near CAPPEL in the North.
2000 FLASH Update:
Forces are still streaming toward your positions.
Current Activity reported:
1/3/8/8 was attacked by 92nd Regiment of the 27th Mot. They retreated safely across the river sustaining 30% casualties. The road Sector F3 is wide open.
2/3 was not attacked again, however the men of the 3/3/8/8 have sustained 30% casualties and request relief [H4]. They are surrounded by 91st Regiment of the 27th Mot.
1/8 Brigade lead elements have encountered highly mobile enemy forces on E-4 some ten miles past the expected location in Sector [G4]!! and in the rear of 3/8 Battalions screening locations!! [ minor error we placed 18 HQ too close to the front we adjust for thatso ignore images of such]. The road to Alsfeld is effectively closed.
Recon elements of 7th Guard Tank connected with 4/3/8/8. Rain is hampering detailed identification, however Laubach could be an alternate route for 7th Tank?
The location of 7th Main HQ and related Regiments is a mystery, search patterns in Sectors G5-H5-J5 recommended.
Sat Images provided here. Rumoured heavy traffic to the South of Laubach.
We must expect to lose most of 3/8/8 now with heavy traffic and attacks.
Pressure on E4 appears to be building rapidly. 1/8 HQ was almost ambushed by lead elements of 27th.
Limited visibility, and civilians being shot on sight have reduced reliability of population based INTEL.
Based upon current fighting intensity and Intel from other areas we think FULDA is the primary focus. Another attack is being conducted North of CAPPEL, 7th and 27th Soviet Divisions are not expected to be reinforced. 8 Mech must hold to ensure Frankfurt is secure for arriving forces.