For the 115th Infantry Regiment, their D-Day plan was to land in a subsequent wave, move inland several miles, and defend against the expected German counterattack. All plans change at the first shot, however, and the 115th was now to “mop up” the beachhead. What this actually meant was that they were to be used to attack St. Laurent, a town just behind the beach that was sure to be fortified and heavily defended. Companies E and F were the first to try and attack the town. Advancing along the road, the Americans were immediately fired at by Germans in the town church.
Attacker: American (E & F Companies., 115th Infantry Regtiment., 29th Infantry Division)
Defender: German (Kompanie 5,Grenadier-Regiment 916, Infanterie-Division 352)