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Old 03-06-2019, 02:29 PM   #61
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My friend Ian and his wife from the UK will be staying with us in St. Come du Mont at our other friends house, but he will also be holding a signing event for one of his books about the 3rd Battalion of the 506th PIR, 101st Airborne, in Normandy, surrounded by C-47's from the jump on the 5th.

If you are not familiar with this book, it is a detailed account of what 3rd Battalion 506th went through. They had the highest casualty rate of any 101st unit. Ian was also the first author to find and publish the location of, and document the action at Bloody Gully, against the German 6th Parachute Regiment and the 17th SS-Panzer Division "Götz von Berlichingen". His book also has some great maps and aerial photos of the areas behind Utah beach.
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