Haut Fornel , Normandy, France, 6 June
1944: The afternoon of D-Day wore
on with numerous disjointed actions in the Normandy countryside
for the Screaming Eagles. Preceding the main body of C Company
was a point of twenty-three men under Lieutenant Morton J. Smit.
As the point approached the village of Haut Fornel, a truck suddenly
pulled up and twenty Germans leaped out. Smit unloaded on them,
dropping ten, and scattering the remainder. Meanwhile, the main
force of Company C under Captain Hancock heard the firing and
moved forward to investigate. Just then Hancock saw a German battery—two
88s on halftracks—enter the village and halt just to his
front. Hancock split his force into two groups, seventeen men
on a wide sweep to the left and another seventeen under Lieutenant
Jack Borchard, to come up from the right. Action intensified quickly,
as another gun-towing truck was seen and a German platoon entered
the village on foot. Private William Kelly managed to disable
one of the 88s with a Bazooka round (the other disappeared). Enemy
mortar and machine-gun fire took its toll and halted the American
attack. The Germans tried to push forward but were stopped by
accurate machine-gun and mortar fire from an 81mm mortar commanded
by Lieutenant Rance Cotton of 1st Battalion’s HQ Company.
The tables turned, most of the German soldiers turned and fled.
Hancock and Cotton then went forward and rounded up thirteen prisoners.
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