The cities of Normandy during the 1944 battles
Liberation: June 17, 1944
39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division
506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
Grenadier-Regiment 1049, 77. Infanterie-Division
On June 17, the 39th Infantry Regiment (9th Infantry Division) commanded by Colonel Harry A. Flint reached Magneville and captured it. The next day, advancing towards the south-west, he pushed a column of Grenadier-Regiment 1049 (77. Infanterie-Division) under the orders of the Oberst Rudolf Bacherer.
On 13 July, the 28 bodies of the victims of the two crashes were transferred to the US military cemetery at Blosville. Today, 6 of the 18 paratroopers are buried in the Colleville-sur-Mer cemetery, where most of the American soldiers killed in combat have been buried.