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See where the 508th, and the enemy,  were located before and during their time in battle.

 

508TH MAP CASE

Cotentin Peninsula (topography)Enemy Forces
in Cotentin Peninsula as estimated prior to D-Day
Enemy Forces
in Cotentin
Peninsula as they actually were on D-Day
Allied Assault Routes,
6 June 1944
THE PLAN
Airborne Plan,

6 June 1944 (508th DZ is left-most, middle)
THE REALITY
82d Airborne Drop Pattern, 6 June 1944

 

D-Day Along the Merderet, 82d Airborne Division Securing Ste. Mere-Eglise, D+1, 7 June 1944508th at Chef-du-Pont,
8-9 June 1944

The La Fiere bridgehead, 9 June 1944


German Counterattack
on Carentan, 13 June 1944


Securing the Douve Line,
14-16 June 1944

Source for all  maps above, U.S. Army