Following the D-Day drop, Colonel Shanley painfully succeeded in reassembling the main body of the 508th Parachute Regiment on Hill 30. However, the regiment had suffered so severely that it could not achieve its mission, to blow a bridge in Etienville. Shanley therefore decided to hold his current position until relieved. A roadblock was established at Port-Filliolet to protect the road running through the marsh area towards Chef-du-Pont. Hardly was the roadblock settled that it was attacked by a company of the 1057th Grenadier Regiment supported by a few tanks. . .
Attacker: German (Elements 1057th Grenadier Regt, 91st Air Landing Division; 100th Panzer Replacement Battalion)
Defender: American (Elements 508th Parachute Regt., 82nd Airborne Division)