In addition to breaking into the stronghold at Kerrognant, US forces also needed to capture Fort Penfield – an old five-sided fort constructed of thick earthen embankments encase in masonry wall and very typical of the numerous pre-twentieth century forts near Brest. The Fort was tasked to Major Glover Johns’ 1st Battalion, 115th Infantry Regiment. Prior to Johns’ attack, the position was subjected to a deluge the Air Corps’ new jellied gasoline bombs that would become known as napalm. Only the fanatical Fallschirmjager remained in place to defend the fort, and the bombing provided a cleared but devastated moonscape that created better fields of fire for the defenders.
Attacker: American (I/115th Infantry Regt., 29th Infantry Division)
Defender: German (Elements 2nd Fallschirmjäger Division)
Turns: 6 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Kerrognant, France 1944-09-08
Squads: A:19.0 D:13.0
AFVs: A:0 D:0
Guns: A:3 M1 81mm Mortar x 1 M2 60mm Mortar x 2 D:0