World: Sore Spots

In the Bavarian hills last week Lieut. General Alexander M. Patch's U.S. Seventh Army hit a weak spot and found a German sore spot. His loth Armored Division carved a startling 30-mile breakthrough to within 45 miles of the upper waters of the Danube. This was a delicate area for the Nazis—the Napoleonic route of invasion toward Vienna. Over it Patch's men might strike through to split Germany.

Some divisions of the Seventh found sore spots of their own. At Aschaffenburg, cleaning up behind a U.S. Third Army thrust, the 45th Infantry suffered heavy casualties in a week-long battle.

Aschaffenburg had a...

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