United States 81 mm mortar crews fire shells at enemy targets in Germany during World War II
Germany Date:1945, February Duration:55 sec Sound:Yes
American soldiers in fortified position firing 81mm mortar in support of U.S. infantry in Germany during final months of World War 2, in Europe. Early in February,1945, U.S. soldiers of Company M, 3rd Battalion, 313th Regiment, 79th Division, are seen supplementing their ammunition with captured German 80mm mortar shells. Closeup of the U.S. 81mm mortar shell next to a German 80mm shell. M Company soldiers firing the German shells from their 81mm mortars at German targets across the Mulde River. They are operating amongst homes in a residential area. Explosions in distance from the mortar shells.
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