Destination Normandy

Three American Regiments on D-Day

G. H. Bennett

Destination Normandy follows the men of three American regiments on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Widely scattered, the 82nd Airborne Division's 507th Parachute Infantry halted the advance of an SS division. The untested 116th Infantry of the 29th Division landed on bloody Omaha Beach and took more casualties that day than any other regiment.
Publication date:
June 2009
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Series :
Stackpole Military History Series
Illustration :
24
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Paperback
ISBN : 9780811735353

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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Overview
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Destination Normandy follows the men of three American regiments on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Widely scattered, the 82nd Airborne Division's 507th Parachute Infantry halted the advance of an SS division. The untested 116th Infantry of the 29th Division landed on bloody Omaha Beach and took more casualties that day than any other regiment. And the 4th Division's 22nd Infantry waded ashore on Utah Beach and faced savage fighting as it moved inland. Taken together, the stories' of these units represent a cross-section of the American experience on D-Day.

REVIEWS

While the book covers the experiences of the men of these regiments on D Day and in Normandy, an additional element is the detail given to the time spent training across the UK - an aspected often overlooked.
Recollections of World War II