The D-Day Battlefields
American Airborne Operations - Carentan
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Above: Troops of the 327th GIR (Glider Infantry Regiment), identified by the Ace of Clubs motif on the right of their helmets, watch as Jeeps of the 101st Airborne drive down Carentan`s Rue Holgate towards the front. The lead vehicle is towing a 57mm Anti-tank gun, while the second Jeep contains Medics of the 101st US Airborne`s 326th Airborne Medical Co.
Above: An M-7 Priest of the 14th Armoured Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd US Armoured Division rolls through Carentan towards the Paris - Cherbourg railway crossing. Note the crossing barrier in the upright position to the right hand side. Stretches of railway line lie buckled and broken on the edge of Carentan as a result of the heavy bombing and shelling prior to the town`s liberation. A sandbagged checkpoint in the town, manned by an MP is shown below.
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