WWII Journal: Paul Farnum, 15 August, 1944

At 10:00 today, 15 August, 1944, the 313th Regiment and the rest of the 79th Division advanced to Nogent-le-roi – only 30 miles from Paris. Meanwhile, the German counterattack at Mortain has failed and the German remnants are trying to escape through the narrowing gap remaining between Falaise and Argentan.

Today, 15 August, 1944, the 313th Regiment closed to within 30 miles of Paris as the Faliase Gap narrows. Source: Martin Blumenson, U.S. Army in WWII European Theater of Operations: Breakout and Pursuit, (Washington, DC: Center for Military History, U.S. Army, 1961), Map 17.
At 10:00 today, 15 August, 1944, the 313th Regiment moved to Nogent-le-roi. Meanwhile, the German counterattack at Mortain has failed and the German remnants are trying to escape through the gap remaining between Falaise and Argenten.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.