|July 24: Company C,
3110th Signal Service Battalion earns Normandy Campaign
Participation Credit for being off English
soil and on the water before 2400 on the last day of the
25: 13 officers and 223 enlisted men of Company C land
on Utah Beach.
162 were members of Company C and 64 men were attached from another Signal Corps unit.
|July 26: Tamerville,
France. Tamerville was about 3.5 kilometers
(about 2 miles) from Valognes. Valognes was a major
communications center for SHAEF and COMZ.
Co. C and other Signal Corps units bivouacked at Tamerville while constructing communications infrastructure for the facilities at Valognes.
Tamerville and Valognes:
24 to July 8: American units from Utah beached
advanced up the Cotentin Peninsula and entered Cherbourg
on about June 24, cleared most of it by the 26th, and
secured the surrender of the last resistance on the
By July 8, the Americans began to bring in supplies through the port of Cherbourg.
unknown: About 100 members of Company C are
assigned to Detachment Number 1.Possibly
deployed to Cherbourg.
|August 18: The remaining 67 men of Company C left Tamerville for Cherbourg.|
|August 21: In
response to the reports of an uprising in Paris, Com Z Forward sent a
cable to England on the likely need to supply food to
feed Parisians. The first relief convoy was in route by
August 25, the day of the liberation of Paris.1
Establishing that communications link was the type of work Co. C had been doing in Valognes and Cherbourg since its deployment on July 26.
1P. 494, D-Day: the battle for Normandy, Anthony Beevor, Viking, 2009.
|August 24: Companies A & B, 3110th Signal Service Battalion land on Utah Beach and proceeds to Valognes.|
|September 5: Companies A & B deploy to Paris.|
1. Company C's duty station changed to Paris. 4 officers and 32 enlisted men deployed to Paris.
2. Two officers and 64 enlisted men detached to Company A, 810th Signal Service Battalion in Cherbourg.
Company A, 810th Signal Service Battalion operated the telephone and teleprinter sections and the repeater station of the Cherbourg Switching Center.
Company A, 810th and the detached men from Company C also constructed a building to house communications equipment along with recreation hall. That work was done during heavy rains.
3. The rest of Company C remains on detached service probably in Cherbourg with another unit.
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