Assaulting a Fixed Position

The Brécourt Manor Assault: Classic Small Unit Assault

 

The assault on the Brécourt Manor guns is a textbook example of frontal assault on a fixed position and is taught at West Point, as a case study. With 24 men, including reinforcements, Winters defeated approximately 60 Germans in a defensive position, killing about 20 and taking 12 prisoners, at the cost of only 6 American casualties: 4 dead and 2 wounded.

Originally, the commander of the 506th PIR put him up for the Medal of Honor, but US Army policy at the time limited the highest award to one per division: the MOH was awarded to Col. Robert G. Cole for his bayonet charge and taking the last 4 bridges on the road to Carentan.  Lt. Richard D. Winters was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.

 

Know Your WW2 Weapons: M1 Garand’s Mysterious 7th Round Stoppage

The M1 Garand’s Mysterious 7th Round Stoppage

 

I’m a Gun Geek so stuff like this is fascinating to me. 😄

 

Know Your WW2 History: Suvorov’s Revisionism Goes Mainstream

Barbarossa: Suvorov’s Revisionism Goes Mainstream

 

As an amateur Military Historian  I would have to read the books mentioned before I gave my opinion on this Revisionist thesis.

The article however is fascinating and brings up some great questions, especially in light of the rise of Communism in the 21st Century.

 

Know Your WW2 History: Soviet Drone Tanks

These are the Soviet drone tanks of World War II

 

“Teletanks” were a technological marvel for their time but practicality in war eventually demanded resources go toward building real T-26’s and eventually the Soviet workhorse tank of WW2, the T-34.

This History of Soviet Tanks in World War Two is a fascinating one.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

 

Know Your WW2 History: The Iron Fist – 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division Götz von Berlichingen

Marder I, 17 SS Panzergrenadier Division Gotz von Berlichingen 17. SS commander Werner von Ostendorf (left) plans the attack on Carentan with Fallschirmjager commander Friedrich August Freiherr von der Heydte (centre). Thrown into combat on 10 June 1944 near Carentan, the reconnaissance battalion of the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division fought the American paratroops of the […]

The Iron Fist – 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division Götz von Berlichingen — Weapons and Warfare