WWII Journal: Paul Farnum, 25 June, 1944

This morning, 25 June, 1944 the 313th spent the morning  on patrol. At 1400, the Regiment moved in a column of Battalions (Second – First – Third) from the high ground down to the outskirts of Cherbourg. By nightfall, the 313th occupied the position in the map below, in orange. The neighboring 314th Regiment successfully captured Fort du Roule in an intense engagement that earned the 314th’s 2nd Battalion a Presidential Citation for extraordinary gallantry.

Today, 25 June, 1944, the 313th advanced to the outskirts of Cherbourg. Source: U.S. Army: From Utah Beach to Cherbourg, Map 28.

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