ATS Action at Carentan

ATS Action at Carentan
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    On the northern approach to CARENTAN, FRANCE, 10 June 1944: In an effort to link up with the 29th Infantry Division, Lieutenant Robert Cole’s 3rd Battalion, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment was assigned to capture Hill 30 at the south-east edge of Carentan. The men of ‘I’ Company led the way, moving out over the elevated causeway under enemy sniper and machine-gun fire. Beyond the last bridge was a farmhouse, dominating a large, open field. During the morning 84 men of ‘H’ Company passed through and took on German troops arrayed around a CP established in the farmhouse. Enemy fire held off the paratroopers, wounding and killing a number of the Americans. Cole, meanwhile, paced back and forth, finally passing word down the line, “Fix bayonets and prepare to charge the farmhouse upon a blast of a whistle.” While the attack got off piecemeal, as some men failed to get the word, momentum soon built up. Few paratroopers actually resorted to the bayonet, but nonetheless the push rooted the enemy out of the farmhouse. Cole quickly took over and occupied the house, setting up his own CP. The battle wore on all afternoon, both sides suffering casualties. By late afternoon the Germans had been defeated, including elite troopers of the 6th Parachute Regiment, ordered to fall back and hold Carentan “to the last man.

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