The cities of Normandy during the 1944 battles
Liberation: June 19, 1944
4th Cavalry Squadron
359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division
Grenadier-Regiment 1049, 77. Infanterie-Division
On 19 June 1944, the day after the liberation of Barneville-sur-Mer, which enabled the isolation of nearly 40,000 German soldiers north of Cotentin, the Americans launched a new offensive towards the north. The 4th Cavalry Squadron tanks, posted in the center of the Cotentin, were responsible for illuminating American progress during the morning: the Troop E and the F squadron made a breakthrough of nearly 10 kilometers to Rocheville. As they approached the village, the Americans were attacked by about a section equipped with anti-aircraft guns and captured them by a coordinated maneuver: the Troop E fell in support and opened fire on Rocheville while the landed troops from Troop A and Troop C, accompanied by tanks from the F squadron, mounted an assault on German positions.
In the late afternoon, soldiers from the 1st Battalion of the 359th Infantry Regiment (90th Infantry Division) reached Rocheville and then continued north.