||Enemy attacked with 20 tanks and infantry around 3 sides
of perimeter, 0700.
||3rd BN defensive line, 0800 20 December.
||Attack 0800 by reinforced BN and 3 tanks backed by self-propelled
||Heavy shelling continued during the day.
||2nd BN committed on this line, 1100 20 December.
||3rd BN, driven back to high ground South of Foy by 1200,
knocked out 2 tanks and inflicted heavy losses.
||Order to withdraw at 1300.
||3rd BN received orders to pull diversionary attack on Foy
to assist withdrawal of 1st BN from Noville, 1100.
||1st BN withdraws from Noville, 1405. Order of march: C Co,
3 tanks, half tracks carrying wounded, A Co, and tank destroyers
as rear guard.
||1st BN fights way thru enemy tank fire and small arms fire
||3rd BN retakes lost ground back on this line, 0330. Over
80 prisoners taken. Tanks and self-propelled guns destroyed.
||1st BN comes thru 3rd BN lines, 1745.
||2nd BN line holds fast during entire action.
||1st BN in Regimental reserve in Luzery, 1700 20 December.
|End of period found the Regiment occupying line
at Recogne-Foy to railroad track. Destroyed over 21 vehicles,
including 17 tanks; captured 113 prisoners. Inflicted casualties
estimated at 60 per cent of the attacking force.