My father was wounded in Normandy on June 10th, 1944. He was hidden in a wine cellar for a while until he could be sent to England to the hospital. I really would like to find out the small town/village that he was in. Does anyone know of any small towns near there?
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Do you know what Regiment your father was in? Infantry Armoured or Airborne? There are very many small villages in Normandy, & the Normandy area is rather large. By the morning of June 10th the Utah and Omaha landing zones had joined so your looking at an area of roughly 35 miles in width. That would be from just outside Montebourg in the west on the Cotentin peninsula (4th US Div.) to just outside the city of Bayeux in the east (1st US Div.). If you know the Regiment etc. he was in, that would narrow down the search a great deal for you.
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That's undoubtedly not as unusual as we would have thought! My dad was in the 101st Airborne, he jumped in at 3--4a.m. on D-Day! He
managed to survive and later dropped into Holland.Where the odd part comes in was after the 101st crossed into Germany, during a lull my dad and another paratrooper took off drunk and before they knew it the Germans had recaptured the area where they were at, they too, hid in a wine cellar while the Bosch stumbled around upstairs.Luckily, in a few hours the US took the area back and my dad went and found his unit!
I've got pictures of him moving a giant dozer up in the mountains
not far from Berchesgarten, as you know elements of the 101st captured
the Hitler vacation home!