Unknown Source - Unknown Date White Flag, Then Shots, So Yanks Fire Nazi Village American troops have burned down the German town of Wallendorf, Northeast of Trier, because villagers hung out surrender flags and then sniped at the invading units, American radio in Europe announced. The broadcast said that when the troops reached the village limits they saw the white surrender flags on every building and Allied flags displayed prominently. "The American soldiers entered the town, but suddenly shots were fired and several soldiers fell," the announcement said. "The London Evening News reported that 24 American soldiers, including four medical corps men, were killed). "Sharp orders were issued by the commanding officer and rapidly carried out. The whole town was burned to the ground."