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Down to Earth: The 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Normandy Hardcover – 2004
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The Secret Massacre
Shortly after 2am, on D-Day, 12 plane loads of paratroopers were scattered through the marshes, and hedgerows of the Cotentin Penionsula. Their situation was described in the book(1) “The 507th in Normandy.” They fought in brief, but fierce battles at Cher-du-Pont, Cauquigny, La Fiere and Graignes. Several readers, in the above citation, had major comments on this book.
● Morgan has presented a thoughtful study of the 507th involvement in the D-Day invasion. His book is well balanced use of individual interviews with veterans and objective tactical information. (By Danny Boy).
● This book belongs in every WWII library. The autrhor takes you through the history of the 507th regiment from training for the D-Day invasion to its full month of Normandy combat. (By Bryen M. Hassett).
● This citation covers more of the history of the 507th, from its WWII formation, through the heroic soldiers return to thee United States and their post-war lives. (By Paul Woodadge).
● This book gift meant a lot to my husband. He had met several of the people in it and had travelled with some of them to Normandy. (By Booknut).
These four reviewers all rated this book at a five star level.
2. Battle of Graignes
The key fight (2 was at Grainges. By 10am, 25 paratroopers had gathered in the village. Two hours later, more troopers arrived. By the end of June 7th the group had grown in size to 182, which included 12 officers.
(1) Landing and Village Help
The 3rd Battalion 507th were scattered over the marshes, south of Cotentin. “They were supposed to have been dropped 18 miles to the NW, near Amfreville, but instead ended up in the vicinity of the village, Grainges.Read more ›
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My uncle was in D Co, 2nd Bde, 507th PIR and KIA on June 23, 1944. I bought "Down to Earth" to learn what his life was like during those times. Read morePublished 17 months ago by RL Hubbard