10th Anniversary: August 4, 2018 • Tidioute, Pennsylvania
Event Updates
All military tents can be used at the Remagen event. We have had many American units asking this question  This includes all period correct and other era tents, ie Korean War , Vietnam or modern GP Series. We understand that a period correct tents cost a bundle. As coordinators we would hate to see your unit not attend because of this. If you have questions please contact the Event Coordinator, Pat Tarasovitch.

Stay tuned for more event updates.
Last year the bridge was inspected by PENNDOT. It passed with flying colors and will be crossing our Rhine River for years to come. It might get a new paint job in a few years, we wanted to let you all know the good news. If the reenactor rumor mill says different now you all are in the loop and know the truth- It's another beautiful bridge.
Event Vendors

Vendors for the 10th Annual Bridge at Remagen will be updated!

Battlebaby Army/Navy: Erie, PA

Bauer Militaria, Pittsburgh, PA

James Umpleby Militaria: Cuyahoga Falls , OH

John Keaton Militaria: Parma Heights , OH

Mark Nickerson Sporting Goods & Militaria:  Warren, PA

Tionesta Am Vets Post 113, Tionesta ,PA

War's End Shop , Salem, Ohio

Event Sponsor  

VFW Post 8803 , Tidioute, PA 

Remagen Bridge 10 Year Anniversary
Cross the Rhine with Dry Feet Courtesy of 9th Armd Div.
Hosted By:  99th Infantry Division, 393rd Regiment, Easy Company "Battlebabies"

Thank you for your interest in the Bridge at Remagen, 1945 event, on the Allegheny River. This year marks the 73th Anniversary of this historic battle. 2018 marks the 10th year of our event. Our Remagen battle takes place on a 551ft. steel girder bridge similar to the original Ludendoff bridge. Our Saturday morning tactical will be the 99th ,78th, and 9th, Infantry Divisions fighting for and protecting the Erpeler Ley above the bridgehead.

The tactical is set on 200 acres of a reclaimed gravel pit. Orders, and objectives will be given! NCO’s will be in charge of squads and platoons. Orders will be given at unit commander meeting, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

The date of this event is August 2th, 3th, 4th, 5th, 2018, Thursday & Friday are set-up days. Registration opens 8:00 a.m. each day. The public battle for the Bridge at Remagen, will began at 3p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 4th. Event ends at 5 p.m. Units, may stay over Saturday night. 

The cost is $20.00 for civilians and military, venders $25.00 Professional movie companies $100. Absolutely no drones allowed at the camp grounds or bridge battle. Please respect our drone rules.

The public battle will begin, in the Borough of Tidioute. As per the original battle, German civilians will be fleeing through town and across the bridge. Call for info on civilian participation. The bridge will be blown by our stand in German engineers. Ace Pyro LLC Professional Pyro.

All U.S. and German, Armored Infantry, Infantry, Rangers, Paratrooper, Engineers, M.P.’s and Vehicles are invited. Registration is limited to 125 riflemen per side. We reserve the right to limit participation of units, and vehicles to this event. Please visit the Allied and Axis areas of the website for our military authenticity rules.

Both military camps will be on the Limestone Township ballpark, on Route 62, in Limestone Township, downriver and only a minute from the Bridge. All registrations are due July 20, 2018 or earlier. Vendors are welcome, cost is $25.00 per person attending, you must be registered to attend. Please call early as space fills up quickly.

There is no camping for the general public. This area is private property and you must preregister and pay a fee to be allowed in this area. No exceptions!

                          May we see you on the Bridge!

Multiple German and U.S. armor will be attending our Remagen Bridge and Tactical.
Rank structure for attacking 9th Armored, at the Remagen bridge battle, will consist of an armored infantry company, supported by armor.

ALL GERMAN AND U.S. UNIT COMMANDERS MUST ATTEND THE 
REMAGEN COMMAND MEETING, FRIDAY AT 7:30 P.M.

• All photographers must have permission from 99th Headquarters to be allowed in the battles.
• Authentic GI mess. (Menu to be posted) Hosted by Tionesta Am Vets Post 113. All GI and German military and civilians are invited for meals. Hamburgers, gyro’s french fries, breakfast, etc.

Patrick A. Tarasovitch
Event Coordinator, Bridge at Remagen, 1945
Cell (814) 490-3377 Home 814-825-2068
                   
The 99th Infantry Division Historical Society is a 501c3 non-profit organization
Event History
          Remagen, Germany is a small town located on the West bank of the Rhine River. Its layout and size are very similar to Tidioute, Pa. The Rhine river is similar in size to the Allegheny River. The terrain features of Remagen, Germany, look very much like the Allegheny Region, rolling mountains, deep valleys and ridges. The bridge at Remagen was named, after a German hero, thus the name, Ludendorff Bridge. It was about 700 ft. long, a little longer then the present day Tidioute bridge, which is 551 ft long
          The time is March 1945, the Allied Forces are on the offensive, and the German Army is in full retreat. On March 7, 1945 lead elements of The 9th Armored Division arrive on a hill overlooking Remagen and the Ludendorff Bridge. To their surprise they find the bridge intact, with the German Army still retreating across it. The bridge at Remagen was the last remaining bridge on the Rhine River. All other bridges on the Rhine had been destroyed by either the advancing Allied Armies or the retreating German Army.
          Their orders: “ Capture the bridge “ Lt. Timmerman’s column led by a company of Infantry, advanced into the lightly defended village and quickly made their way to the bridge. At about 3:30 p.m. the Germans detonated the charges that where in place. The high explosives blew, lifting the bridge off its foundation. When the smoke cleared the bridge was intact, still standing. The task of capturing the bridge was given to 9th Armored’s Infantry. Led by Lt Timmerman and Sgt. Drabic the company quickly assaulted and captured the bridge. Sgt. Drabic was the first American G.I. to step on to the eastern shore of the Rhine River. History was made that day. The following day a sign was placed on the bridge that read, CROSS THE RHINE WITH DRY FEET COURTESY OF THE 9TH ARMORED DIVISION. Ten days later the badly wounded bridge collapsed, killing many of the combat engineers who were trying to repair the bridge.
          <p>Shortly after the capture the 99th, 9th ,and 78th, Infantry Divisions crossed over, attacking and protecting the bridge from counter attacking German forces. The German Army was constantly bombing, strafing, and sending thousands of artillery shells trying to destroy the bridge. Hundreds of G.I.’s were killed and wounded fighting to protect this bridge.
          Harry Arnold a member of Easy co, 99th Infantry Division, recalls the bridge crossing. Under constant artillery attack he quotes “ You took your chances, maintaining your position in the column, at the pace of the column. At the long curving approach to the bridge its self, it was not possible to walk the distance without your feet touching anything but human flesh.”
          As the 9th Armored Division approached Remagen, hundreds of German civilians fled their homes and crossed the bridge to get to the eastern shore of the Rhine River. As the battle starts today you will see civilians carrying a few of their most prized possessions, trying to avoid the ravages of war. Remagen was left untouched by the U.S. Army. It was virtually destroyed by German forces trying to destroy the bridge.
          Thank you for coming, we hope you enjoyed this little bit of World War II history. Remember our WWII Veterans. And also all of our Armed Forces still fighting today.
          Today you will see Black Infantryman, these brave soldiers joined the front line G.I.’s of Easy Company, 99th shortly after the bridge was captured. The members of The 99th Infantry Division Historical Society 393rd Regiment, Easy Co. reenactors would like to thank all of our partners who made this day possible:
          The Citizens and Borough Council of Tidioute, Pa.
            The Residents of Limestone Township and its Council
            The Private Property Owners, who generously gave us permission to use their land.
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