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Assault on Hill 112
The objective of Operation Jupiter was the capture of Hill 112 by British troops. 129th Brigade of the 43rd Infantry Division was ordered to capture it. on the 10th of July 1944, infantrymen of 4th Wiltshire, 4th Somerset Light …
The objective of Operation Jupiter was the capture of Hill 112 by British troops. 129th Brigade of the 43rd Infantry Division was ordered to capture it. on the 10th of July 1944, infantrymen of 4th Wiltshire, 4th Somerset Light Infantry and 5th Wiltshire, advanced along the old roman way called Chemin Haussé, supported by tanks of 7th RTR and "flame-towers tanks of the 79th Armored Division. In front of them, SS grenadiers of the 10.SS Panzer Division "Frundsberg", entrenched on the hill, fought fiercely and were reinforced by Tiger tanks of the 102.SS s Panzer Abteilung which made a carnage among Allied tanks. Finally, British infantrymen were stopped on the slope and entrenched near the road Evrecy-Eterville. Hill 112 stayed in German hands until the first week of August 1944.
Operation Jupiter was an offensive by VIII Corps of the British Second Army on 10 to 11 July 1944 during the Battle of Normandy in the Second World War. The objective of the 43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division, was to capture the villages of Baron-sur-Odon, Fontaine-Étoupefour, Chateau de Fontaine and to recapture Hill 112. An attached brigade of the 15th (Scottish) Infantry Division would take Éterville, Maltot and the ground up to the River Orne and then the tanks of the 4th Armoured Brigade, supported by infantry, would advance through the captured ground and secure several villages to the west of the River Orne. It was hoped that the initial objectives could be captured by 9:00 a.m., after which the 4th Armoured Brigade would exploit the success.
Wikipedia: Operation Jupiter (1944)
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