From: Ottawa, Canada
As mentioned earlier, the Germans continued their eastward movement, they have withdrawn most of the units from the West edge of the pocket. I was surprised that they did not launch a breakout attack this morning, they have the forces in place to try something, but they certainly lack the supplies.
Overall, my intent remains the same, keep the gate closed at the Eastern end of the pocket, reinforcing it where possible and applying pressure across the rest of the pocket. So far, this approach has resulted in the destruction of lots of German units and successfully cutting off their supply lines.
This morning, the 2nd Armd is going to push South towards Ligneuville, while the 1st deals with the significant German force caught in Stavelot.
The 10th Armd, 75th and 5th Armd will continue to push East, bypassing German units wherever feasible – this is to keep the pressure on the Germans forces and to pick off their artillery, supply and HQ units.
The 106th and 82nd AB will picket bypassed German units.
The 101st AB will again try to push North out of Houffalize while moving NE along the river.
The 4th Armd and 80th will deal with some of the German units in their area. I would love to push them North, but I do not want to overextend my forces in this area, thus their orders to do some attacking but no ambitious advancing.
I want to whittle down the strength of the German force NE of Prum. So, the 5th, 11th Armd and 35th will focus their efforts on attacking these forces, while strengthening the defences in the area.
The 9th Armd is going to dig in and hold the area around Loshiem.