Foucarville was just one of several small villages behind Utah Beach which were occupied to prevent German reinforcements from reaching the beach. At dawn on June 6th, American paratroopers entered the village and the Germans withdrew to a fortified strongpoint at the northern end. Too weak to storm the strongpoint, the paratroopers established roadblocks and intercepted Germans withdrawing from the beaches until an AT gun began to interfere. . .
Attacker: American (Company A, 1st Battalion, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment)
Defender: German (2nd Battalion, 919th Grenadier Regiment, 709th Division)