Monday October 2 the assault on Overloon begins with an artillery bombardment. CCA gets into heavy fighting with the Germans, who even launch some counter-attacks. The help of airforce bombers is called in to annihilate German resistance, but these have strong defences and are masters of concealment. At the end of the day no advance has been made. The attack on Vortum also begins at dawn.But soon Shermans are put out of action. An infantry unit gets the command to attack the German defenders at Mullem. This assault succeeds in the course of the afternoon and the infantry unit continues in the direction of Vortum. The airforce bombers can of but little help, as there are too many infantry patrols active near Vortum. This allows the Germans to withdraw without much loss. In the evening, Vortum is in American hands.