By Colonel S. L. A. Marshall

Includes six maps.

This is genuine tale of father or mother regiment of the well-known "Band of Brothers" effortless corporation. because the tens of hundreds of thousands of yankee troops begun their process towards the forbidding German-defended Normandy coast, their comrades within the 82nd and one hundred and first Airborne divisions had already flown over the Channel and started shedding and gliding into enemy territory. The Airborne Divisions had a job serious to the luck of the whole Normandy Landings; past the preliminary seashore touchdown components have been miles of flooded defended ditches and waterways. If the German troops controlled to shield those bottlenecks the americans on Utah seashore, on the severe correct of the operation, will be not able to maneuver ahead and may have foundered at the beach.The seize and retention of the 2 southernmost exits have been assigned to the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment; the plan used to be good thought-out and could have in all probability have succeeded handsomely. but the drop of the 506th like many...

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The Americans stayed right with the tank until it had delivered them into the position. Then they ducked out from behind it, and in a few minutes they had eliminated the enemy force to the last man. Bottomly lost four men killed and six wounded. His small force captured 8 of the Germans' 15 machine guns. The battalion was ordered by Sink to hold the road that night and Ballard was told to report back for further orders: the tanks were released so that they could make their bivouac before dark. Water, rations end ammunition came in to the position about that time 1930.

The main body tried to find cover alongside the lane. Johnson worked his way forward, crawling up to the men in the point. He felt sudden alarm. {10} AT LES DROUERIES It had been the practice of Second Battalion to use a large bell and a green electric lantern for assembly following the drop. Coming into Normandy, these two markers were jumped with personnel. But both of the men were lost and so the assembly ground went unmarked. Lt Col Ballard came to earth right on the Drop Zone which put him about 600 yards to the southeast of Les Droueries.

Bottomly's men recoiled and then ran to one of the tanks, using it as a shield. Fire splattered all over the sides of it as they advanced again. In the closest fighting of the day, they wiped out this segment of the German line. None of them used bayonets. The Germans in the foxholes and at the machine guns were shot to death with carbines and rifles, or grenades, at five or six foot range. The Americans stayed right with the tank until it had delivered them into the position. Then they ducked out from behind it, and in a few minutes they had eliminated the enemy force to the last man.

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