The Battle of Kasserine Pass
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Battle of Kasserine Pass?
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Who was the II Corps commander at the battle?
- Lloyd Fredendall
- Robert Boyington
- Max Baer
2) Who was the German Panzer Army Africa
commander at the battle?
- Erwin Rommel
- Peter Becker
- Max Schmeller
3) What day did the battle begin?
- January 19, 1943
- February 19, 1943
- March 19, 1943
4) Within minutes, the U.S. lines
were broken. Their light guns and tanks had no chance against the
heavier German equipment, and they had little or no experience in
armored warfare. The German Panzer IVs and Tiger tanks fended off all
attacks with ease; the M3 Lee and M3 Stuart tanks they faced were
inferior in firepower and their crews far less experienced.
5) U.S. commanders radioed higher command for
permission to arrange a counterattack or artillery barrage, often
receiving a go-ahead after the lines had already passed them. Once
again, the 1st Armored Division found itself ordered into useless
positions, and by the second day of the offensive, two of their three
Combat Commands had been mauled while the third was generally out of
6) Morale among the U.S. troops started to fall
precipitously, and by evening many troops had pulled back, leaving their
equipment on the field. The pass was completely open, and it appeared
the supply dump at Tébessa was within reach.
7) The 10th Panzer Division was just outside the
small town of Thala, with two road links to Tébessa. A collection of
British, French, and U.S. forces freed from the line to the north known
were sent piecemeal into the lines at Thala. In the morning an intense
artillery barrage from the massed Allied guns pre-empted the planned
attack by 10th Panzer, destroying armour and vehicles and disrupting
communications. What did the German commander decided?
- Pause and regroup
- Turn to the south
8) Overextended and undersupplied, the German
decided to end the offensive. Fearing that the approaching British
Eighth Army would be able to break through the Mareth Line unless it was
reinforced, he disengaged and started to withdraw east.
9) When did the battle end?
- January 25, 1943
- February 25, 1943
- March 25, 1943
10) Who became commander of II Corps?
- Omar Bradley
- Bax Baxter
- George Patton
11) What is the 1980 film that depicts the
Battle of Kasserine Pass as the first major engagement of the squad.
- The Big Red One