Monthly Archives: September 2015

10 July 1944, 330 IR Positions and Objectives at 1100 and 1700

For July 10th–there not being any overlays for the 9th–we have two high-level overlays.  One for 1100 showing what appears to be opening positions and a plan of action.

330 Battalion, 83rd Infantry Division: July 10, 1100 hours, 1944

330 IR, 11:00 HR, July 10th

And then a 1700 overlay that shows the situation at that time.  They don’t seem to have gotten very far on July 10th.  We’ll know more once I start adding in data from the various reports. Again, right now I’d like to get the overlays made and out before going  back and figuring out how to best integrate the information from the reports.

330 Battalion, 83rd Infantry Division: July 10, 1700 hours, 1944

330 IR, 17:00 HR, July 10th

I “zoomed in” for these two. Otherwise they were even harder to read than they are.  For orientation look in the campaign map for Saint-Andre-de-Bohan and Le Moulin. Both can be identified on these overlays, though Le Moulins less so.

08 July 83rd ID, 331 IR Objective

This overlay obviously has more to do with the 331st IR than the 330th IR.  It shows a bit of all three 83rd ID regiments.  The 329th IR is shown being just about 1000 m south of where its 2 Bn. got badly handled on 04 July.

I, personally, can’t make much sense of what is written in the lower left corner, try as I might. Actually, there’s  lot on this overlay not making sense to me right now.  We’ll see if it gets any better once I’ve read the reports and compare it to the 08 July Morning Reports.

To help orient yourself: Tribehou is still in the lower right corner, but Sainteny is now in the middle of the map.

08 July 1944 - 83 ID Approaching Sainteny

08 July 1944 – 83 ID Approaching Sainteny

July 07 for 330 IR Bombing Areas and Regimental objective

For 07 July, 330th IR,  we have first an overlay that has no date or even unit identification.  I am assuming that it belongs to the 330th IR because it is obviously the beginning of, or a simplified copy of another overlay for 07 July. Note that I had to move down the map to included everything in the overlays.  Reference points could be Sainteny on the left about a third of the way down; and now Tribechou toward the bottom right corner about a quarter the way up from the bottom. Tribechou will become important for the 330th IR.

Line of Departure, 07 July, 330 IR

Line of Departure, 07 July, 330 IR

 

The second overlay for 07 July does have the date but no unit identification; but since it is in the area of the 330th IR, I am assuming that’s the unit its referring to.

 

Planned Bombing Targets in front of 330 IR for July 07

Planned Bombing Targets in front of 330 IR for July 07