The following maps are the work of employees of the Executive Office of the President of the United States, taken or made as part of those persons’ official duties. As works of the U.S. federal government, the maps are in the public domain for non-commercial purposes.

The maps have been produced by the United States Military Academy’s Department of History and the United States Defense Printing Agency under the direction of cartographers Edward J. Krasnoborski and Frank Martini. The material was provided in part by the U.S. Army Center of Military History.


Date Short description Map
Late summer of 1944 Strategic situation development on the Western Front K1_Westfront
September 1944 Situation on the Western Front at the beginning of September K3_16.9.1944
10-07-1944 XIX Corps breaks through the Siegfried line K4_7.10.44
10-20-1944 The encirclement of Aachen K4bis_20.10.44
11-01-1944 Development of the situation after the surrender of Aachen K5_1.11.1944
12-16-1944 Battle of the Bulge K5bis_Ardennenoffensive
January 1945 Allied counteroffensive at the Battle of the Bulge K5ter_Gegenoffensive.25.1.1945
March 1945 Allied push into the German Reich K6_21.3.1945
April 1945 Occupation of the German Reich K6bis_18.4.1945
1945 Occupied Germany after the surrender K7_8.5.1945

The following maps are published with kind permission of the State Aachener Geschichtsvereins (Aachen History Association). They have been published in: Bernhard Poll, Das Schicksal Aachens im Herbst 1944. Authentische Berichte, 3 Vols., Aachen 1955, 1963, 1972. Copyright by Aachener Geschichtsverein.

Date Short description Map
September 1944 Aachen and the Siegfried Line PollII_S55_AC_WESTWALL
09-09-1944 Situation of the LXXXI corps of the Wehrmacht, beginning of September 1944 POLL_I_S209_LAGES_LXXXI_AK_9944
09-21-1944 Battles of the LXXXI corps in the Aachen region in September 1944 POLLI_S219_KämpfeLXXXIAK
10-01-1944 Situation in the Aachen region, beginning of October 1944 PollII_S105_LageOktober