Excerpts and pictures from the soldier's "Yank" Magazine as well as other references of the life and times of the World War II era.
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
The Railroad Station at Carentan
Here the engineers are well on the way to clearing up the mess of the railroad station at Carentan. Two days earlier this was a shambles, a hopeless tangle of splintered and shattered freight cars piled crazily one atop the other and rails and ties; twisted about like so much spaghetti. The yards were pocked with craters 30 feet across and as much as 15 feet deep. Some of the shells had struck underground springs and the craters were half full of fresh clear water. Sgt. John Scott