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By Colonel S. L. A. Marshall

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This is genuine tale of guardian regiment of the recognized "Band of Brothers" effortless corporation. because the tens of millions of yank troops begun their technique towards the forbidding German-defended Normandy coast, their comrades within the 82nd and a hundred and first Airborne divisions had already flown over the Channel and commenced shedding and gliding into enemy territory. The Airborne Divisions had a task severe to the good fortune of the full Normandy Landings; past the preliminary seashore touchdown components have been miles of flooded defended ditches and waterways. If the German troops controlled to guard those bottlenecks the americans on Utah seashore, on the severe correct of the operation, will be not able to maneuver ahead and can have foundered at the beach.The catch and retention of the 2 southernmost exits have been assigned to the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment; the plan used to be good thought-out and might have potentially have succeeded handsomely. but the drop of the 506th like many...

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Another 15 minutes passed. Then he heard the chirp of a cricket right near him. It was the "most joyful noise" of a lifetime. He felt for his own cricket; it was gone. He heard the other cricket again; the sound persisted. Johnson decided to take the chance. " Then they joined. It was a party of 15 men, some of his own, and some from 506th Regiment. They had not yet oriented themselves. All had been moving about, trying to find something which would point the way to their objectives and in their aimless search, they had come gradually together.

The only other man who had landed anywhere close was the number 2 man in the lead plane. He had dropped behind the chateau. Later they found his chute and pack in a tree where he must have hung up for a few minutes before cutting loose. His body lay near the chateau. He had been shot to death. {3} There was a steady pickup in the ack-ack fire as Johnson crawled along though he heard no other sounds of combat until after another serial had passed overhead. Then mortar fire began falling on all four sides of him as if the Germans were pouring it into the fields broadcast on the chance that someone might be landing there.

He heard the other cricket again; the sound persisted. Johnson decided to take the chance. " Then they joined. It was a party of 15 men, some of his own, and some from 506th Regiment. They had not yet oriented themselves. All had been moving about, trying to find something which would point the way to their objectives and in their aimless search, they had come gradually together. Johnson thought they had better keep moving south. So they went on along the ditches, and more men came to them from out of the shadows as they moved.

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