Brecourt Manor – The Famous Band of Brothers Battle – From the Air!

The famous attack on the German Artillery Guns at the Brécourt Manor by Easy Company was immortalized in the series Band of Brothers. Now, see the whole location from the air.

Thank you to Paul Woodadge, for sharing the knowledge with us so we could bring you this story! Visit his site here:
Our very special thanks go out to the World War 2 Foundation that took these amazing drone pictures and allowed us to use them!

An overview of the Brecourt Manor battlefield, the four guns dug in the hedgerow that were firing on Utah beach. The buildings on the far left is where the 506th Regimental Command Post was located.
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The same picture without the descriptive text
Easy co attack
Another look at the field with the German Artillery Guns.
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The sheltered hollow that Dick Winters and his section took whilst advancing to the guns, it is located at the thin green arrows on the picture above.
Looking at Gun 4 which was taken by Dog Company
One last look at the field
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Looking at Utah Beach

Final Assault on the Manor

An overview of the manor buildings
Different angle, the guns were in the fields to the left
The final assault that captured the manor

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Joris Nieuwint

Joris Nieuwint is a battlefield guide for the Operation Market Garden area. His primary focus is on the Allied operations from September 17th, 1944 onwards. Having lived in the Market Garden area for 25 years, he has been studying the events for nearly as long. He has a deep understanding of the history and a passion for sharing the stories of the men who are no longer with us.