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MAISY BATTERY AND BEACH COMMAND BUNKER                                 COMPLEX

                               GERMAN SECRET COMMAND BUNKER

    5TH RANGER INFANTRY BATTALION COMBAT ACTIONS AFTER D-DAY.

                                               06 JUNE 1944

DOG WHITE BEACH:  0750 LANDED

BREACH THE WIRE:  APPROX. 0800

VIERVILLE-SUR-MER : 1043 OUTSKIRTS

ABLE COMPANY:  APPROX 1400(2pm) MOVES TO POINT DU HOC

NO RADIO CONTACT: 1400(2pm) PUSH THROUGH VIERVILLE-SUR-MER

WESTERLY OUTSKIRTS: 1935(7:35PM) HOLD WESTERLY OUTSKIRTS

 

                                              07 JUNE 1944

PUSH TOWARDS: 0630 5TH REINFORCED MOVE TOWARDS POINT-DU-HOC

COMPANIES SEPERATE TO CLEAR AREAS AROUND VIERVILLE, OTHERS PUSH TOWARDS POINT.

                                                08 JUNE 1944

MAJ SULLIVAN: 0700 WITH COMPANIES C AND D REACH POINT-DU-HOC

NEW ORDERS: 0800 5TH RANGERS ORDERED TO TAKE GRANDE CAMP LES BAINS

HEAVY RESISTANCE:  1000 MORTAR BARRAGE REQUEST SUPPORT

AREA CLEARED: 1930(7:30PM) GRANDE CAMP LES BAINS SET UP DEFENSE AROUND SLEUCE BRIDGE

                                        09 JUNE 1944

MOVING IN:  0500 CONDUCTING PATROLS LOCATED MORTAR POSITION

5 HOUR FIGHT: 1620(4:20PM) THROUGH BATTERY

                               10 JUNE 1944

ALL CLEARED: 1530(3:30PM) MISSION COMPLETE

TOTAL: PRISONERS 235

5TH CORPS:  0900 5TH RANGERS REVERT BACK

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