Diary February 18, 1945
Diary for Sunday, February 18, 1945:
Ardennes: US 3rd Army breaks through Siegfried Line, northwest of Echternach.
East Prussia: General Ivan D. Chernyakhovsky, commander of 3rd Byelorussian Front, fatally wounded near Königsberg; aged 40. Marshal Vassilevsky takes over command of 3rd Byelorussian Front.