The Big Red One led the breakout of Omaha Beach and its advance elements are ready to assault Mosles on the Bayeux-Isigny-sur-Mer main road.
American airborne units were also dropped into the Normandy hinterland in the early hours of 6th June. The main drop sites were around the villages of St Marie Eglise and St Marie du Mont, smack in the middle of the staging area of the 91st Luftlande Division. The US paras disrupted any attempts to support the coastal units at Utah Beach. As such Grenadier Regiment 909 and the 795th Regiment, comprised of Georgian conscripts, were quickly cut off and soon pressed off the beaches and caught in a pocket between the paras and the incoming landing forces. The strategic town of Carentan and its crossroads into the hinterland is garrisoned by elements of Grenadier Regiment 914 and several companies from Falschirmjaeger Regiment 6.
To the East of Carentan US Airborne are disrupting German reinforcements trying to reach the main front. Elements of 91st Luftlande Division and the Panzer Ersatz und Ausbildung Battalion 100 (an armoured training unit equipped with captured French tanks from the 1940 Campaign) are in direct contact with the 82nd Airborne Division at Etteville and Cretteville.