Band of Brothers – Bastogne – Part 6
This cache is dedicated to the brave men, who fought near Bastogne
during the WWII in the Easy Company, 101st Division of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment.
They depended on each other. And the world depended on them.
18th december 1944, in the dead of winter, in the forest outside of Bastogne, Belgium,
the men of Easy Company struggle to hold the line alone while fending off frostbite and hunger,
having arrived with no winter clothes and little supplies and ammunition.
Easy Company spends a miserable Christmas in the trenches, and receives the news
thatthe German army's demand for surrender was met with Gen. McAuliffe's defiant answer: "Nuts.”
My idea is to realize together with other geocachers a full cache serie on every area where E Company had been also in the DVDs.
So, if someone knows a cache like this one, please contact me, I’ll put a link here below. Thx.
Cache description has changed (10.10.2013)
An short easy multi-cache on the road leading from Bizory to Foy following the defense ligne through the forest, doing this cache by night should give you a special feeling about what happened here.
Stage 1: N50°01.731 E5°45.391 Monument - checksum of the identification number of Kenneth J. WEBB
A = _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ = _ _
When driving to stage 2, you will have a muddy parking possibility at your left side.
Stage 2: N50°02.(71+A) E5°45.(158-A) a white Cross in the middle of the little Wood, take the Inscription that gives you B=_ C=_ D=_ _ E=_ _ F=_ G=_ H=_ (Checksum)
Final: N50° 02.(G)(FGH-C-E-C) E5° 45.(C)(E+H)
There are some more foxholes W from the final, even it seem that there is the remain of a trench in the area but I'm not sure.
Please logs only in english. Thx.
During your trip you will see a lot of foxholes, trenches, walls.After you have found the final, you can make a visit to the indian museum and restaurant (N50°03.062 E5°44.183), the Germans cementary (N50°02.950 E5°44.492), the Forest of Peace (N50°01.778 E5°46.112), the great memorial Mardasson (N50°00.557 E5°44.348) with his nice historical museum near Bastogne.