Destination Normandy: Three American Regiments on D-Day

Destination Normandy: Three American Regiments on D-Day

by G. H. Bennett
     
 

  • A cross-section of the American experience on D-Day
  • Unique perspective from the regimental level that also integrates strategic and tactical considerations
  • Stories of largely forgotten acts of valor

    G. H. Bennett collects oral histories from the soldiers of three American regiments and weaves them into an intimate account of the D-Day invasion of June 6

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  • A cross-section of the American experience on D-Day
  • Unique perspective from the regimental level that also integrates strategic and tactical considerations
  • Stories of largely forgotten acts of valor

    G. H. Bennett collects oral histories from the soldiers of three American regiments and weaves them into an intimate account of the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944. Widely scattered during its drop into Normandy, the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment (82nd Airborne Division) stopped the advance of an SS division. The untested 116th Infantry Regiment (29th Infantry Division) landed on bloody Omaha Beach, where it suffered more casualties than any other regiment that day. Meanwhile, the 22nd Infantry Regiment (4th Infantry Division) easily waded ashore on Utah Beach but faced savage fighting as it moved inland.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780811735353
    Publisher:
    Stackpole Books
    Publication date:
    05/09/2009
    Series:
    Military History Series
    Pages:
    256
    Product dimensions:
    6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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