The long file of Kampfgruppe Peiper vehicles, many heavily camouflaged with pine boughs, filled the road north from Trois Ponts, through La Gleize, and on towards Cheneux where advance elements had discovered an intact, undefended bridge over the Ambleve River. The mist and cloud cover had temporarily thinned out, however, and a U.S F-6 aircraft spotted the column. Shortly after the lead German vehicles had crossed the bridge, a swarm of P-47 Thunderbolts appeared overhead. As the SS-panzergrenadiers unloaded and dispersed into the surrounding area, two Whirlwind AA tanks began frenzied defensive fire.
Attacker: American (IX Tactical Air Command)
Defender: German(SS) (Kampfgruppe Peiper)
Turns: 3 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Cheneux, Belgium 1944-12-18
Squads: A:0.0 D:4.5
AFVs: A:0 D:8 PzKpfw VG x 1 FlaKPz IV/20 x 2 SPW 251/sMG x 1 SPW 251/1 x 3 Kfz 1 x 1