Beaches of Normandy

Did Company A of the 22nd Infantry Regiment in the 4th Infantry Division land on the beaches of Normandy during World War II?

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  • 22nd Infantry Regiment

    After Action Report
    4th (US) Infantry Division – Battle of Normandy – June 1944

    Headquarters, 22nd Infantry

    APO 4, U. S. Army

    21 July 1944

    The 22nd Infantry, 4th Infantry Division, landed on Utah Beach starting at H plus 75 minutes.

    The Third Battalion, 22nd Infantry, initially attached to the 8th Infantry, landed in small craft with the mission of crossing the beach seawall, turning to the northwest, and attacking and destroying the fortified positions along the coast.

    The First* and Second Battalions landed in LCI’s, crossed the beach and flooded areas with the mission of attacking to the northwest, reducing the strong points at Crisbecq and Azeville, and then securing the high ground west and southwest of Quineville. The landing was made approximately 1500 yards south of the proposed beach. By nightfall, the Regiment was short of the initial objective, but had reached the general line Utah Beach-Foucarville.

    *A WWII Battalion included a HQ Company, Rifle Companies A, B, C, and Heavy Weapons Company D, plus a Medical Detachment.

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  • Jo, I hope this is where I reply.  Thank you so much for the detailed information you have provided.  I’m truly grateful.  I now believe he was buried in Enterprise, but that his only full sibling (my mother) was not informed.  I understand my mother was listed as his next of kin.  There mother was not a nice person, and apparently never told my mother. My Mom said they received a coffin with his uniform shortly after Robert was K.I.A., and it was buried in Enterprise, AL.  So, he had 2 funerals I assume?  She said that was the worse time of her life.  I have requested the I.D.P.F. file.  Thank you again.  You’ve been very helpful.  May God Bless you, Janus

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