Thursday, March 10, 2011

Military Snapshot - Infantry Hugging an M4 During Operation Cobra

American soldiers hug an M4 Sherman medium tank as they enter an enemy-held town during Operation Corbra. Before the armored and motorized infantry units of Maj. Gen. Joseph "Lightning Joe" Lawton Collins' VII Corps could reach Coutances, they had to take the French towns of St. Gilles and Marigny. St. Gilles fell on the afternoon of July 26, and Marigny fell the next morning. Photo courtesy of the National Archives, from Patton's Third Army in World War II by Michael Green & James D. Brown.

1 comment:

  1. Does anyone know if Major Lawrton Collins and company stayed in Le Lorey> it is a village next to Marigny.He may have stayed in Manoir there?