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L'église - infirmerie

A cache by Les 4 Voyageurs de l'Extrême Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 5/10/2014
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Terrain:
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 L'église - infirmerie

The church - infirmary 


Le 6 Juin 1944, la mission du 2e bataillon du 501e régiment d'infanterie parachutiste était de prendre Saint-Côme-du-Mont. Un officier a rassemblé 150 hommes et tenté de s'emparer du village des Droueries, où les Allemands étaient retranchés, tandis qu'un poste de médecin a été installé dans l'église d’Angoville-au-Plain. Au cours des jours suivants le village a changé de mains trois fois entre les forces allemandes et américaines, et à chaque fois les infirmiers américains  Robert E. Wright et Kenneth J. Moore du 501e sont restés pour soigner les blessés de trois nationalités : les parachutistes américains, civils français (dont un enfant) et des soldats allemands.

Le 8 Juin, la bataille est enfin terminée et Angoville-au-Plain devient le poste de commandement de Robert F. Sink, l'officier commandant du 506th PIR.

Les deux hommes ont reçu la Silver Star pour leur service.

 

On June 6, 1944, the mission of the 2nd battalion of the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment was to take Saint-Côme-du-Mont. An officer mustered 150 men and tried to seize the small town of Les Droueries, where the Germans were entrenched whilst a medic post was settled in the church at Angoville-au-Plain. Over subsequent days the village changed hands three times between the German and American forces, and each time the US Medics, Robert E. Wright and Kenneth J. Moore of 501st  are staying for ministering to the wounded of three nationalities : US paratroopers, French civilians (including a child) and German soldiers.

By 8 June the battle was finally over and Angoville-au-Plain became the established headquarters of Robert F. Sink, the officer in command of the 506th PIR.

Both men received a Silver Star for their service.

     

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