|THE FALL OF LEIPZIG|
15th FAB Yearbook
As a reinforcing battalion for the 38th Field Artillery the 15th displaced early on April 17th to Nempitz, returning to direct support of the 9th Infantry on April 18th for a reduction of further AA positions.
After attacking continuously for almost ﬁve days and nights the defenses of Nempitz and Merseburg were overcome and these vital centers captured. The entire battle was to a great extent a violent artillery duel. With the fall of Leipzig several days later, the last real ﬁghting for the battalion was over. After a day of maintenance the battalion loaded infantry again for a move southeast of Leipzig through Borna to Theirbaum and positions in Hohnbach on the Mulde River. Following unsuccessful attempts of our Infantry patrols to contact the Russians, the forward troops moved back to the west bank of the Mulde River. While on an air patrol on April 26th in support of an infantry patrol, Lt. Ferguson brought his liaison aircraft down near a ﬁre ﬁght and evacuated a seriously wounded dough-boy, which probably saved the man’s life.
After contact with the Russians was made by the 69th Division on our left, the battalion began preparations for another motor march.