Château Colombière

Captured by paratroopers of the 101st Airborne, the (now defunct) château Colombière was the first field hospital . It was bombed on Friday June 9, partially destroying it. In the video tab, find at 3:16 the château de la Colombière in 1944

In the fields on either side of the driveway leading from the entrance to the farm, the 91st and 128th Field Hospitals established their medical facilities on June 11, 1944.
These two units of the US 1st Army landed on June 10 at Utah-Beach and between June 11 and 22 operated from these fields, saving hundreds of American lives.

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