US Intelligence & Recon Platoon - US405
During the Ardennes offensive, Lieutenant Lyle Bouck’s Intelligence and Reconnaissance Platoon of the 99th Infantry Division was stationed in Lanzerath. On 16 December, the 18 men of the platoon and four artillery observers ambushed the inexperienced 9th Battalion, 3. Fallschirmjägerdivision (3rd Parachute Division) from fortified positions.
It wasn’t until dusk that the Germans finally captured the American platoon. While nearly all of the Americans were wounded, remarkably only one was killed. For their effort Bouck’s platoon had killed 16 and wounded 63 Germans (13 more were missing), but more importantly, they had held up the Fallschirmjäger and the entire 1. SS-Panzerdivision for over 20 hours.
|The Recon Jeep in Flames Of War|
- four one-piece resin Jeeps with crew (Infantry and Paratrooper figures) and Armored option
- four .50 cal MGs
- three, .30 cal MGs
- one Bazooka Jeep option
Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by James Brown
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