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Cresserons in 1944 – Calvados – Battle of Normandy

Cresserons (Calvados)

The cities of Normandy during the 1944 battles

Liberation: June 6-7, 1944

Deployed units:

Drapeau anglais 1st South Lancashire, 8th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division

Drapeau anglais 22nd Dragoon, 10th Armoured Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division

Drapeau nazi 21. Panzer-Division

Drapeau nazi 716. Infanterie-Division

History:

The town of Cresserons, defended by the 716. Infanterie-Division, is from the 6th June 1944 in the morning under the control of English soldiers of the 1st South Lancashire Regiment belonging to the 8th Infantry Brigade, supported by tanks of 22nd Dragoon.

In the afternoon of D-Day, German tanks of the 21. Panzer-Division managed to progress near the departmental road 222 passing through Cresserons towards Sword Beach, before turning back.

The town was not fully liberated until June 7, 1944.

 

Cresserons maps:

Image : carte du secteur de Cresserons - Bataille de Normandie en 1944

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