Your sight on the Hurtgen Forest is great but I would recommend a few corrections. The German strength was far more than 5,000 men. US forces believed that was their strength but in reality it was two full division (275th and 89th) coupled with the 6th Panzer Division when the 28th attacked. They had no fewer than 15 artillery battalions blanketing the area. The Germans ended up throwing in 6 divisions suffering a total of about 28,000 casualties.