1944 - 1946





The 6th Fuselier Battalion was raised at Namur, Belgium, on October 11 1944.

On December 12 1944 the battalion was assigned to the 12th Us Army Group,
and came under the operational command of the 7th US Army Corps.

The 6th Fuselier Battalion went into action during the Battle of the Bulge where it defended
a breach in the lines during the night of December 17 1944, in the vicinity of Ovifat.
The battalion was releaved in the morning of December 18 1944.

The battalion follows the 7th US Army Corps during its advance in Nazi Gemany.

The battalion helped to liberate 2.000 concentrationcamp prisoners at Dora-Nordhausen.

On April 30 the battalion is in Leipzig, Germany, where it takes over the administration
as "Town Major" battalion.

May 1945, Leipzig, Germany.
6th Fuselier Battalion HQ on the right.
May 1945, Leipzig, Germany.
A mixed US-BE patrol is ready for departure.

On August 2 1945 the battalion returns to Belgium, where it will be guarding POW's
in several camps in the Province of Limburg.

The 6th Fuselier Battalion was disbanded on March 31 1946.

Commanding officers :
Lieutenant-Colonel RUSTIN until April 26 1945,
Major WALRAEVENS from April 26 1945 until May 15 1945,
Major FIEVET from May 15 1945 until disbandment.





Because the 6th Fuselier Battalion was assigned to the 7th US Army Corps,
the battalion was allowed to wear the formation badge of the 7th US Army Corps.

A great number of the men also wore, though not official, the badge of the "Tank Destroyers".

Formation Badge of the 7th US Army Corps   Formation Badge of the Tank Destroyer units
Formation Badge of the 5th Company of the 6th Fuselier Battalion.
This badge was worn until the formation Badge of the 7th US Army Corps was authorised.


Breast Pocket Badge worn by the 6th Fuselier Battalion