All units of ccb 9 aib of the 9th armored division were awarded the presidential unit citation for their actions in taking and defending the ludendorff bridge during the battle of remagen in world war ii combat command b 9th armored division is cited for outstanding performance of duty in action from 28 february to 9 march 1945 in germany. The battle of remagen during the allied invasion of germany resulted in the unexpected capture of the ludendorff bridge over the rhine and shortened world war ii in europe after capturing the siegfried line the 9th armored division of the us first army had advanced unexpectedly quickly towards the rhine they were very surprised to see one . The bridge at remagen 9th armoured infantry division battleground europe andrew rawson on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in spring 1945 one final hurdle faced the american and british armies under ikes supreme command the rhine this mighty river was literally the last ditch for the defense of hitlers germany. Ceremony salutes 9th infantry division vets for role in capturing famed bridge at remagen by mr dave melancon soldiers from the 9th armored and the1st 9th 78th and 99th infantry divisions . While the 27th and 52nd armored infantry battalions spent a restful night waiting for new orders 9th armored divisions third armoured infantry battalion the 60th was on the move lieutenant colonel collins had split his task force into three groups each containing a rifle company and a tank platoon
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