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Colonel Lindquist, after landing in the swamps northeast of Amfreville, moved to the railroad' embankment, assembling a hundred men as he went along. On reaching the railroad, he was joined by thirty men of the 507th under Lt. John H . Wisner, regimental S-2. Lieutenant Wisner wished to reach the regimental assembly area in the vicinity of Amfreville. Colonel Lindquist's objective was Pont ['Abbe. Both planned to follow the railroad as the clearest route south, and to cross the river at la Fiere if the bridge was taken.

Thus in some measure the enemy's confusion tended to offset tha t of the invaders and, by dint of considerable improvisation, the 101st was able to accomplish most of its initial missions. 16 Zone C. Assembly, without landmarks and far from the designated assembly points, consumed most of the day, and the battalion as a unit took no part in the D-Day fighting. Lt. Col. Robert G. Cole, commanding the 3d Battalion, landed several hundred yards east of Ste. 3). Unable to orient himself, he moved toward Ste.

Cassidy), had a much stiffer fight for its D-Day objectives. Colonel Cassidy landed near St. Germain-de-Varreville in the center of the battalion's drop zone and a mile from the first objective-the artillery garrison buildings designated as "WXYZ" in the plan. He grad ually collected a small force, mostly from his own battalion, and after discovery of a road sign began moving toward the objective. Objective \'IT, the house at the crossroads west of St. Martin-de-Varreville, was unoccupied. Colonel Cassidy set up his command post in the house and thep checked the enemy gun position across the road.

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