Talk:Battle of Carentan

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1. This article is called 'Battle of Carentan', not the 'History of WW ll', so I have deleted about six sentences (the stuff about the US entry into the war and so on), from para 1.

2.Deleted 'mortar' in para 6. As far as I know, the Germans did not have 88mm mortars, only AA/Atk guns.

3.Someone with knowledge of WW ll American units and formations will have to try and make sense of all these numbers, e.g. 'Two battalions of the 506th', the '501st's 3rd battalion', the '401st Glider Infantry' and so on.

This article is still in a bit of a mess, it needs a lot more work; I don't have anymore time and besides, I'm exhausted !

RASAM 12:58, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

The article does need a lot of work done to it! As I find time I will help to clean it up and add to it. -- Underneath-it-All 23:27, 22 June 2006 (UTC)


I wrote this artical, well started it and, its been there almost a year, the Work cited i haven got around to putting it on yet and the one source that is there is incirect, the author is correct and the page number i think is corect, if it it 101 but the book was "Americans at normandy, the summer of 1944 the american war from the beaches to falise"

I didnt spell it right but i'll fix it on the page evenualy, but I dont know how to edit the work cited.

   So one-a you fellas give me a hand, i'l post the work cited page from my aper on the main artical and one of you Wiki-experts can do your magic. 
      Oki doke

ps if you could tell me how tosdit the work cited area email me at


Cole was supposed to begin the attack at 12:00 am on June 10. But bridge number two had been destroyed and the engineers had been pinned down by 88 mm fire. Lieutenant Gueldaff’s patrol paddled across the Douve river, and went down the causeway in single file. At bridge number four they found a Belgian Gate and pried it open, where they could get through one by one. They then came under heavy fire. Gehaudf sent two runners with a message to Cole, "but the runners passed on the wrong message". They told Cole not to go forward because the opposition was too heavy. At the same time Cole got word from battalion that he was to postpone the attack.

Lieutenant Gueldaff is not mentioned within the article, let alone his patrol or what regiment or company he is part of. This will be confusing to readers because it's written as if he has already been introduced. --Rhykin 03:36, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

All of the above taken care of.--Buckboard 00:05, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

There are no figures for american losses. I doubt they had none —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:58, 11 October 2010 (UTC)