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LU(U. VI Co!pS comm;ander, rtduced !he

Dammcr, 3d

fonner cnnmanc1cr. DIIlby

fl'Ol1llO len

w;\s

bul during Il'Ie actual Juack Il'Ie =JlOIlSlble for 5eCtOl" securilY.

!lave command of the l SI Ringer Blltalion 10 Maj. Jack Dod!1Ol1 and !he 3d Banalion 10 Maj. Alvah

2'. For I complete

nf!he Rangcn;' opera·

plan,

U.S. Anny,

Ranger Infantry

Keglmenl (Provisional). RanltCr Fora: Field Order . 2,

29 J:m 44,

Documenl Scction, U.S. Anny

Infanuy Cemer ;and School Technical Library. Fan Iknnlng, Ga.; King, Rallgtrs. pp. 3)·3S. 26. During tirne RallJef bal!aliOll$ wen: orpni allyequippod with .3(k:aIiber machine: guns. 6(). ;and III·mm. mO<lars. and bawot.aJ. Such weapons pas. 5eU limited anliannor II best. 10 mlnlml1.c noise during !he lsI and 3d Balliilions' Infillrallon, main 8Uack soldiers did not cany eilhe:r

Miner.

Baumer.

D<I,by's

p. 136:

RallguJ. PII. 35·36.

  • 3 1.

    King , RallguJ. p. 39.

  • 32.

    For J vivid

ficn;c 119.

sec:

account of CistcrTII's T/llrd In/alllry DMJIIHI. p.

33.Thruughool!he evening of the 29th and the mom·

;"1 of !he 3rut, rain fell acT05S lhe An1.io beachhead. This mn was accompanied by thick clouds which

effccllvely ne:ga!cd Allied lir superiorilY. TI\I5CO!I, Operation SHINGLE. pp. 10-13. 34. U.S. War Depanmcm. Hislorical Division. AM/Q

machine: guns or II.mm.

6O-mm.

pp. 35·36.

mOlllUli with less than Iwdve rounds pcnube. Haumer. Dwby'l RWtgUJ. pp. 26. 1S7·S!I. 27. While plannin& the Ci$lcrTIIlllaCk.1he AmencOlfl!l wen: aWln:!hai1 signifl(:ani number of enemy wen: ncar the. lown. altho\lllh exact mength was un· known. Tal:.Cart. Tllird /r(anlry DlvuWn. p. 120. 211. nggart. Third Ir(ailiry D/VUinll. pp. 114·IS; O'Daniel. Historical Record, 3d Infamry Division. pp.

S·6 .

3S. Taggln, Third 'nfalliry DMsion. PII. 111·23; Opcralion SIUNGI.£, pp. 10-13.

36. 'burner. Dlvbfs

pp. 157·51; O·D.vriel.

HlslOrical Ra::ord. 3d Infantry Division. p. S. 37. AC(;()n\;ng 10 tnemy prisoners captured near Cis·

leml.!he

were

aimosl immedialely

arttr

crossing

!he

line:

nf

dcpanuIC.

Based

on

!he

Americans' approach mule. !he Germans TC\.Vgni7.ed thaI lhe: RanJ1:crs would evcmua\ly pass through. wo:lI·

29. ImmCllialcly Ine. the Anno

General

Field Marsh.aI Albert

amieipiucd I 3d

thrust 10 XilC <.1S1erTII. GC",I<III Opcr(JI1Qft III All%in, pp. 14·11: Kin,. RallguJ, p. 37; Tauan, rurd /tI{anJry Diori.Jw... pp. 118·22. 30. mmcdia\Cly beron: the Amin invlSion CoL. Wil· liam O. Darby assumed command of !he n:cently

ddcndc:d kiU zone:.

king. Rallgtrs. p. 37; Memo. Col

IUP. Harding ror the Adjulant $Ub: Opcratiom of the Ranter

General. '"Om: al

1 Mar 44. Il'Ie An1jo

Beachhead.

Historical

Documenl

Seclion.

U.S.

Anny

InfJllIl1'

Center

and

School

Technical

Libn",y.

Fon

fl.cnnin&. Ga.. PII. 3-4: Gt'mQII

'"

pp.

14·111.

fonned 6615th Ranger Regiment

The

regiment'S

officer

l.L COL Hcnnan

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    Ct -Ct Ntw World War IT Publication Recommended "C, "C,

Brig. Gen. HJrold Nelson.. the Otler of Military History. hc:anily

II. NOIed mililary

historian MaI1in Blumcfl!;()ll calls il lhe "1J.:st IiCcounl of comba! in northWCSlem F..umpc 194445 1have

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