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By Colonel S. L. A. Marshall

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

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A few minutes before 1200 one of his medical men got a small radio into operation, just in time to catch the noon newscast from London. It came over the air that the invasion was proceeding according to plan and that the operation of the American airborne divisions was going strongly. Johnson turned to Allen. "{7} Allen agreed. They planned it this way, that Johnson would take most of the force and move back to Le Barquette and from there would try to go on to the bridges, while Allen would be left with only enough men to cover his own withdrawal after darkness came.

They laughed when he told them to get back up there and they at once started forward. Ballard yelled to his officers to tell the men that there wouldn't be any more shorts and that he was again calling for the same concentration and making the necessary adjustment. They told him to fire away. The shelling continued. {13} His position at Le Barquette had not yet been put under any unusual stress nor were there yet definite signs of an enemy build-up. But Lt Hoffman, the assistant S-2 of regiment, told Ballard that Johnson wanted him to bring the battalion to Le Barquette along with ammunition, food and medical supplies.

No, I'll get four machine guns. No, I guess I won't. " Most of the Germans were either out of sight or of range across the swamp, but about 20 of them had come right down the edge of it. With rifle fire, the CP group killed about 12; the others came into the lines with their hands up. As the fire broke out, the main body of the German battalion hauled off deeper into the swamp. It is not in the record or in anyone's recollection that the information was sent forward to Johnson that a strong body of the enemy was advancing directly toward his lines.

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