The Liberation of Saint-Côme-du-Mont
Since 6th June, 6th German Parachute Regiment held the village firmly. From the tower of the church, the regimental commander, Colonel von der Heydt, had successfully managed to direct the battle and repel the attacks by the American parachutists. Four battalions of 506th Regiment of 101st Division attacked Saint-Côme-du-Mont, at 0445 hours, after a preliminary bombardment. The village was finally liberated by Colonel Sink’s men in the afternoon after the German forces had abandoned their positions.