General Rose's 3rd Armored Division was on its drive towards Paderborn, a major town in northern Westphalia. German resistance on the way there was mostly unorganized and un-determined. That changed when SS-Brigade “Westfalen” was released from the nearby Sennelager training grounds.
Attacker: American (Elements of G & I Companies, 36th Armored Infantry Regiment, Task Force Richardson)
Defender: German (SS) (Elements of SS-Infantry-Regiment Meyer, SS-Panzerbrigade Westfalen and Hilterjugend units)