Between 8. and 15. June 1944 the 101. Airborne Division fought the Battle of Carentan against troops of the 6. Fallschirmregiment (Parachute Regiment) and the 17. SS-Panzergrenadierdivision. Carentan was one of the key positions to take Cherbourg and the peninsula Cotentin.
After the invasion began Allied units tried to take the bigger cities in the back coun...
There were eleven Dachu sub-camps near Landsberg am Lech, all with the name Kaufering, numbered I through XI. Kaufering I and Kaufering IV had been designated as sick camps for prisoners who could no longer work. Kaufering IV was liberated by the 12th Armored Division on April 27, 1945 with help from soldiers in the 101st Airborne Division, who arrived on April 28, 1945.
Operation Overlord. France
Overlay of the Allied and Axis formations 5th June 1945.
Main US, British and Canadian landing beaches and airborne objectives.
Note; - The German 7th Army sitting 10km to the south of the main landings. These forces sat on their hands for a crucial 24 hours whilst they tried to work out the Allied plans. This confusion was partly ...
The history of the 506th began at Camp Toccoa, Georgia on July 20, 1942, as a newly formed parachute unit assumed the name CURRAHEES - an American Indian name meaning “STAND ALONE” - which would become synonymous with their combat history. Shortly thereafter, the 101st Airborne Division was activated on August 16, 1942; and the Currahees of the 506th we...
The regiment was initially formed at Camp Toccoa, Georgia in 1942 where it earned its nickname, "the Currahees", after the Currahee Mountain they trained on inside the camp. The 506th would participate in three major battles during the war: D-Day, Operation Market Garden, and the Battle of the Bulge. During World War II, the only command...
East Lake Golf Club (www.eastlakegolfclub.com) is the home course of legendary amateur golfer Bobby Jones and now permanent home to THE TOUR Championship Presented by Coca-Cola. East Lake, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2004, is not only a historic golf club, but a philanthropic one as well. The golf club's founding sponsors have contributed more than $18 million to the East Lake Fou...
St Martin de Varreville: 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment and 377th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion : Seize Exits 3 and 4 at Saint-Martin-de-Varreville and Audouville-la-Hubert. Destroy the German heavy artillery battery at Saint-Martin-de-Varreville and the buildings coded WXYZ at Mezieres.
Hiesville: 3/501st Parachute In...
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