What follows are the relevant portions of the (rough) translation of the regimental attack order (39th Reg)
Regimental order for the attack
defending in ..einer feldmäßig .. fortified position at Canal des Ardennes with supportline (? translation of the word Rückhaltlinie required) of the Battlefield on the line Voncq-Northedge Bois de Voncq-Bois de Chesne. Probably just parts of the 36th Div in the front.
3. 26. I.D.
attacks on 9th June 1940 4:45 from Semuy-Neuville-Day, conquers the heights of Voncq, crosses the Aisne and the canal south of Voncq and pushes to the line Grivy-Loisy- Hill 121 (1 km southwest of Vrizy)- hill 146 (1 km north of Vandy).
following units will assemble themselves with 2 batallions each ready to attack on 9th June 1940:
to the right 39th Reg
to the left 78th Reg
Borders of the 39th Reg:
to the right (10 Div):
Eastern edge Jonval- Eastern edge L'Anerie-Point 186-Croix Ryfflad-Southern Edge Bois de la Plaine-Western edge Semuy- Canal at point 86-point 113- western edge Coegny- northwestern edge Chardeny
to the left (78th Reg):
Point 177-Point 168- bridge southwest of Day-Me de la Tortue-Point 157- Eastern edge Voncq- Aisne up to Condé
Border between the 2 assault btls:
Roadfork 300 mtrs to the south of La Commodité Ferme-western edge of Bois du Vivier-Canal South of Ferme de Varaux- western edge of Brouille- western edge of Voncq-Aisnebridge and Canalbridge south of Voncq-point 116- Southeastern edge of Loisy- Bridge at point 102
primary target: Voncq and the bridges to the southwest, after that the land south of Grivy-Loisy
6. 3rd Btl
places itself at commanders disposal near the creek to the north of Day.
takes positions in such a manner that positions that can't be seen or targetted by the artillery, can be targetted. Both assault batallions will get direct command of a light platoon, the 2 remaining platoons remain at the command of 13./39. No shooting of any kind is allowed before the attack begins. One squad of the regimental signals platoon will be used for artillery spotting.
will position itself to the south of Day in such a way that the guns can cross the the Canal right after the first wave of infantry has crossed it. In order for this to go smoothly parts of the company will, if possible, be moved to the canal during darkness.
ArtReg 26 and I./AR 62 will assist the regiment. They will target wooded areas north of Voncq, Voncq itself and the hills east of Voncq. AR 26 will be requested to send as many VB and AV-Kdos to the attacking batallions as possible. The ArmyCorps Artillery will combat enemy artillery. From 4:35 until 4:55 Heavy mortar fire will be placed on La Brouille. From 5:15 until 5:25 heavy mortar fire will be placed on Voncq.
a. 2./Pi 26 will secure the ferrying of the assault batallions and the heavy regimental weapons across the river, after which it will build a 8-ton bridge. All ..FLoßsäcken.. will be ready to go in the water at 4:45.
b. Assault squad 2./Pi 26 with flamethrowers will be used with I./39 to combat defenses at Semuy and to eliminate any flanking threat from this place.
c One platoon 3./Pi 26 will assist I./39 to conquer the bridges to the southwest of Voncq, after which it will be drawn out.
11. Air support
has been requested. Batallions themselves are responsible for airdefense. Use of the Hakenkreuzfahne after crossing the Aisne is important.
All means must be used to get as clear a picture as possible about the enemy. Changes are to be reported as soon as possible. reconaissance must be used to determine if the enemy is retreating, if so the assault batallions will pursue as fast as possible to secure a bridgehead in the line Coegny-Hill 122 (1,5 km northwest of Vrizy)
13 conduct of operations
The assembly of the assault forces for the attack must be done as quiet as possible and without the use of lights. Under the cover of the barrage of the heavy weapons, as many parts as possible of the assault batallions must cross the river. The main aim are the hills of Voncq and the Aisnebridges. Places, forests, defended bases must be left alone. The assault with the emphasis on the right flank must be kept going. In order to accomplish this all chances of breaking into the depth of the enemy battlefield(Hauptkampffeld) must be taken and exploited to the maximum, even when the neighboring units fall back. The heavy weapons, notably the PAK must be kept in front as much as possible, ready to be used by the batallion or company commander. counterattacks, some with tanks, can happen at any time.
Specially : I./39 pushes for the bridges to the south of Voncq in one push, screening Semuy.
II./39 attacks the forests to the north of Voncq and Voncq itself frontally with no regard to the unit to its left, that is pushing to hill 154 to the east of Voncq.
After taking Voncq and the bridges, the crossing of the Aisne and the Canal will take place as soon as possible, followed by an assault in a southwestern direction.
All vehicles that aren't used for the assembly or the munitioning are to be left behind. All combatvehicles will assemble in the area of the II./39 and will remain there under the command of Hptmn Bohlmann. They will remain there until needed.
17.Regimental command post
as of June 6th 12:00 on the former command post of IR 41 in the forest 600m to the east of Ferme du Bois de Suzanne. Former command post remains manned by an officer.
Signed von Viebahn