SUCCESSFULL - Baker Company Operation - Operation Cobra (St-Lo)
29TH INFANTRY DIVISION
116TH REGIMENT, 1ST BN
BAKER COMPANY HEADQUARTERS
CPT. PATTERSON'S DESK
Campaign - Baker Company - Operation Cobra (St Lo)
July 10th 1944
Saint-Lô serves a strategic crossroads. American bombardments have caused heavy damage (up to 95% of the city is destroyed) and a high number of casualties, resulting in the city being called "The Capital of Ruins".
Serving as an important control point on the western area of German defences in Normandy, it has fell into the American area of operations. With the fall of St. Lo will come the opening in the lines of the German army around Caen and Falaise, which are bitterly deadlocked with the Commonwealth forces.
Once St. Lo is secured we can quickly exploit this opening and move South-East, linking up with the Commonwealth forces and surrounding the German Army, this will effectively end all solid resistance in France. This operation has been named 'Cobra'.
Baker Company are tasked with securing St. Lo. Attacking from the South-West, Baker will move it's way through the five main sectors and push the Axis out of the area, capturing the main control points and their command compound and eliminating any residual resistance.