The Junction of the American Bridgeheads
The village of Auville-sur-Vey, situated on the left bank of the River Vire, was crossed, on 10th June, by 101st Airborne. Two regiments of airborne infantry took up positions between the Rivers Douve and Vire. The 327th Regiment advanced towards Carentan while 401st advanced further to the east. It was at Auville that the junction was made between men of K Company of 175th Regiment of 29th Division, which had landed on Omaha and elements of 101st Airborne. American forces had established a junction between the two beaches, Utah and Omaha.