WWII Journal: Paul Farnum, 29 July, 1944

The 313th Regiment moved to the area of Nicolle yesterday 28 July, 1944, then was ordered to follow the 6th armored toward Avranches.  The bridges have been blown by retreating German troops. This is slowing the advance. Meanwhile the Germans lines have broken. Harassed by superior Allied airpower and unable reinforce their lines, the Germans are retreating. Allied armor columns continue their penetrations.

Today, the 313th Infantry Regiment is following the 6th Armored Division south toward Avranches. Allied armored divisions are continuing to make deep penetrations, forcing the Germans to withdraw in disarray. 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 VI.

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