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By this time, the lead elements of the Panzer Lehr Division had gained access to the roads, and headed towards Wiltz along the northern route. On the morning of 19 December, General Cota transferred the headquarters of the 28th Division from Wiltz to Sibret, leaving behind a provisional battalion formed from the headquarters staff and divisional support personnel, and later reinforced by the 200 survivors of 3/110th Infantry. The commander of the 5th Fallschirmjäger Division, Oberst Heilmann, had planned to bypass Wiltz, but had lost control of his units in the field.
The short-term effects were beneficial, and Montgomery's take-charge style impressed American officers fighting in the St Vith salient. In the long term, the switch in command would prove to be troublesome due to Montgomery's maladroit control of the US corps. Montgomery showed up at First Army HQ in Chaudfontaine on the afternoon of 20 December "like Christ come to cleanse the temple". After Hodges explained the current dispositions, Montgomery responded that he wanted to redeploy the forces, create a reserve, and use this reserve to counterattack once the German attack had run out of steam.
49 When the advance guard of Panzer Lehr Division pushed into Neffe in the pre-dawn hours of 19 December, the lead Panther tank of Feldwebel Dette struck a mine, blocking the road and ending the initial attack. This shows Dette's tank later in the month after it had been pushed off the road during subsequent attacks. (MHI) 50 each of their three combat commands. Collins' VII Corps deployed two infantry divisions, the green 75th Division and the more experienced 84th Division, in this role. On the evening of 18 December 1944, a series of telephone conversations were held between the senior Wehrmacht commanders.
Battle of the Bulge 1944: Bastogne by Steven J. Zaloga, Howard Gerrard, Peter Dennis