Operation Plunder & Peter Fuse Targets

Operation Plunder & Peter Fuse Targets

…..Shortly after midnight the night of March 10/11th the Regiment was en route to Cleve. We had just completed four weeks of very heavy fighting and certainly needed a breather. What was in store for us there, no one knew, but we expected that we would have a... Read more
OP Block Buster ~ Hit a block and serious one

OP Block Buster ~ Hit a block and serious one

February 25th, 1945 saw operation “Blockbuster”. The objectives were to finish off the Seigfried Line and the 3rd Division’s job was to take Udem.  The attack was successful and Udem was taken.  Major A.T.P. Gilbert and Capt. E.J. Hooper of the 16th... Read more
OP VERITABLE  February 1945

OP VERITABLE February 1945

OP ( Operation ) VERITABLE  February ~ March 1945 February 2nd, 1945 – Orders were given for the Regiment to stay off the roads between 18:00 and 6:00 hours. The build-up for a major attack was beginning. February 6th, 1945 – Operation... Read more
We Do Not Forget ~ Poem

We Do Not Forget ~ Poem

Poem by Fredrick H. (Buck) Rogers, Gunner 12th Field Regiment, 16th Battery… We do not forget On May 5th in 1945, Many thank God to still be alive. The guns have ceased firing; men could now stand, Peace had returned to this troubled land. This gave men a time... Read more
Dugouts are being redecorated ~ Jan 11- 1945

Dugouts are being redecorated ~ Jan 11- 1945

The 12th Field Regiment Troops endure the cold and bitter Winter of 1945 in Groesbeek and Nijmegen, Netherlands area On January 11th, “The men are all busy fixing up their new homes—dugouts are being redecorated….” Read excerpts from World War Two... Read more