These 4 Marines Killed So Many Germans, the Nazis Thought They Were an Entire Allied Battalion YouTube Video

These 4 Marines killed so many Germans, the Nazis thought they were an entire allied battalion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUKfR3aHPic (around 2:47 minutes long).

On Aug. 1, 1944, less than two months after D-Day, Marine Maj. Peter J. Ortiz, five other Marines, and an Army Air Corps officer parachuted into France to assist a few hundred French resistance fighters known as the Maquis in their fight against the Germans. Ortiz had already worked and trained with the Maquis in occupied France from Jan. to May 1944.

More information: https://www.wearethemighty.com/articles/these-4-marines-killed-so-many-germans-the-nazis-thought-they-were-an-allied-battalion

One Marine’s parachute, that of Sgt. Charles Perry, failed to open. At such low altitudes, using a reserve wasn’t an option, and Perry was killed when he hit the drop zone. Another Marine was injured too badly to continue. The four Marines able to perform the mission were Ortiz, Sgt. Jack Risler, Sgt. Fred Brunner, and Bodnar who was also a sergeant at the time.

 

 

About ICT Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. Let's collaborateDealspotr.com
This entry was posted in Military History, World War II and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to These 4 Marines Killed So Many Germans, the Nazis Thought They Were an Entire Allied Battalion YouTube Video

  1. Pingback: Douglas Albert Munro – Only Member of the Coast Guard Awarded the Medal of Honor | Ups and Downs of Family History V2.0

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.