The Heroes of HQ Company

Amazing War Stories

Oct 30 2020 • 38 mins

On the freezing night of December 20th 1944 men of the US 82nd Airborne, 504 Parachute Infantry Regiment fought head-on with a deadly SS Panzer Group that vastly outgunned them. This little known battle, which raged for nearly 2 days, would prove to be a pivotal turning point in the Second World War. This is the story of just 5 soldiers from a company of over 100 men, all of them heroes, all of them prepared to pay the ultimate sacrifice. To find out more about this initiative visit Have a story to tell? Email Contributors- -Davis Smith former US Marine weaponry & tactics specialist advisor -December 44 Historical Museum La Gleize With special thanks to author Frank van Lunteren -Website  For more about this episode and all of the incredible stories we have in store this series, follow us on your favourite social media platform on- Instagram @amazingwarstories Twitter @amazewarstories Episode Credits- Written & Produced by Ed Sayer Executive producer Paul Wooding Associate Producer Lois Crompton Sound design & 3D mastering by Vaudeville Sound Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit