Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy... - Study Guide Follow Me: Normandy, June 6, 1944 Summary & Analysis

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Easy Company jumped from the aircraft in the midst of confusion. The leg bag idea failed. The bags quickly plummeted to the ground and the men could not locate them. The Germans shot at the paratroopers as they fell from the sky. On the ground, the men scrambled to find one another. The troops were scattered over a distance of twenty kilometers. Behind enemy lines and not knowing where they were, the paratroopers engaged in close combat with German soldiers. Having landed in such disarray, the men joined troops from other units as they fought to find their own company members.

When Winters landed, he lost his leg bag but quickly found Sergeant Lipton. Winters gathered several men landing in the area, including men from outsider of his unit. The group successfully ambushed a German patrol. Over the course...

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