Vierville, which lay a few miles inland from Utah Beach, had been liberated on D-Day. On the morning of June 7, elements of the 2nd Battalion, 506th PIR moved out from Vierville towards St. Come du Mont, leaving Vierville virtually unoccupied. The Germans took this opportunity to launch a series of counterattacks on Vierville in hopes of cutting the road to St. Come du Mont.
Attacker: German / German (SS) (1058th Grenadier Regiment/919th Grenadier Regiment/12th SS Panzer Division (Hitler Jugend)/6th Parachute Regiment)
Defender: American (1st Battalion, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division)