WWII Journal: Paul Farnum, 27 June, 1944

Today, 27 June, 1944, Cherbourg surrendered. The first major objective in the Allied campaign in Northwest Europe is now complete. The German defenders inflicted great damage on the port facilities. Time will tell the extent to which the Allies will be able to restore the port of Cherbourg and begin funneling the men and material needed to expand the beach head and bring the war home to the Germans.

The 313th left Cherbourg and moved to an assembly area near La Glaceriea. Tomorrow, 28 June, 1944, the 313th will move to Le Valdecie. There, they will have almost a week to recover, regroup, and prepare for the next phase of the campaign. Their story will pick up again 2 July, 1944.

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