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Omaha Beach: Rangers
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Ray Alm -2nd Ranger Bat. age 22

 


The Landing Area
Herb Epstein describes Colonel Max Schneider's decision to land at the Vierville Draw and General Cota's famous words.

 

 

 



Normandy 
 
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Unlucky Number 13 Clarence Hughart of the 507 PIR recalls his jump into Normandy.

Captured! George Rosie of the 506 PIR retraces his capture at Normandy and experience as a POW in Germany.   This is a great story.


Fractured Joe Bressler of the 508 describes his
Normandy experience.

 

 

Glider Landing
Glider Landing Normandy   Tom Kent of the 325's Service Company describes his glider landing in Normandy.

 

Operations
 

Against All Odds  Robert Rae's incredible assault on La Fiere Bridge.

 

The Battle of La Fiere Bridge - John "Red Dog" Dolan, Company Commander of A Co. 505 PIR, provides a detailed letter to General James Gavin of A Co.'s legendary actions at La Fiere Bridge. General Gavin's transmittal letter to famed author Cornelius Ryan is also enclosed.

 

Tank Attack  Marcus Heim of the 505 describes how their small team stopped a German counter attack, consisting of 3 tanks and infantry, at La Fiere Bridge on June 6th.   

Chef-du-Pont Roy Creek of the 507 describes the actions and events surrounding the critical causeway at Chef Du Pont.




 

 

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