January 29-30th 1944

OPERATION BOLERO US FORCES “Bolero” is the codename of the build-up of US Forces and equipment in Great Britain in preparation for the invasion of Europe. In progress since January 1942, only now is it producing significant results. With the allied campaigns in the Mediterranean downgraded and the U-Boat in the Atlantic largely beaten, US […]

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January 27th 1944

RECONNAISSANCE COASTS From today, all cross-Channel raiding stops. The previous summer was marked by an upsurge in commando activity, which gathered valuable intelligence on German defenses. Now that the invasion is definitely on, the priority will be to avoid drawing attention to the French coasts.   The Germans must not be given any reason to […]

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January 26th 1944

Order of Battle US Forces The US 4th Infantry Division arrives in Great Britain after a nine to ten days ocean voyage from New York where embarked their troop ship SS George Washington to Liverpool. The 4th Infantry is organized into VII Corps, US First Army, and is earmarked to be one of the assault divisions on D-DAY. 4th […]

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