Photographs & Map: Saar River Crossing

Dilligen Photo

Pachten Crossing Site:
Saar River assault crossing site at Pachten, Germany. Company B of the 206th crossed the 3rd Battalion of the 358th at this site. In the photograph, you can see a civilian ferry site, in fact the ferry is half-way across the river in this photo. Apparently, this picture was made from a recon plane prior to the assault. The site of the crossing was to the right of the ferry site and along that entire stretch of river. White circles show the locations of pillboxes.


Map of Dillingen-Pachten bridgehead.
This map shows the route of the 357th, 358th and the 359th
after it crossed the Saar.