506th P.I.R. 101st AB "E" Company Memorial - Foy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cecticide
N 50° 01.730 E 005° 45.389
31U E 697417 N 5545477
Quick Description: Memorial for the 506th P.I.R. 101st Airborne "E" Company who fought in Bois Jacques
Location: Luxembourg, Belgium
Date Posted: 12/3/2021 12:29:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM15BV5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ištván
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Long Description:
Memorial for the famous Easy Company

Text:
May the world never forget
In the wood behind this monument, on 18 December 1944 "E" Company of the 506th P.I.R. 101st Airborne division U.S. army dug their foxholes in the Bois Jacques Woods as part of the defence perimeter of Bastogne City that was soon to be surrounded by several enemy divisions. The circumstances were dreadful with constant mortar, rocket and artillery fire, snow fall, temperatures below -28 Celsius at night with little food and ammunition. The field hospital had been captured so little medical help was available. On December 24th the "E" company position was attacked at dawn by about 45 enemy soldiers. The attack failed and "E" company held their position with 1 casualty against 23 of the enemy. The position of "E" company was twice bombed and strafed by American P-47's. During the periods of January 9th an January 13th "E" company suffered its most casualties ending with the attack and capture of Foy on January 13th. 8 were killed in Foy and 6 earlier. During the whole period 32 were wounded and another 21 were evacuated with cold weather illnesses. In many units involved in the defence of Bastogne the casualties were even greater. This monument is dedicated to all that fought and is symbolic of what happened to other units during the Battle of the Bulge.
Airborne Always, Men of E company
Property Permission: Public

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Location of waymark:
Foy, Belgium


Commemoration: Easy Company Memorial

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