Merode Castle After the Fight
After the 39th Infantry Regiment stormed and captured the castle from the German 3rd Paratroop Division (3. Fallschirmjäger-Division), they stayed there for the night. The regimental cannon company, later that evening, began firing at the castle, believing an enemy counter-attack was underway. The boys in Company B, 39th Regiment, including Private First Class “Mac” MacLean, did not find this amusing. The author is currently amassing research material to wrote a book on his father’s company. Visit the Hürtgen Forest during this process with French for a really in-depth look at the battle.