0215: German 7th Army still undecided

France, Normandy .- Two German paratroopers with handcarts loaded with equipment running through bushes.

France, Normandy .- Two German paratroopers with handcarts loaded with equipment running through bushes.

0215

Chief of Staff informs Chiefs of Staff of Army Group B:

Larger landings mainly airborne and mostly in the vicinity of the 716th Infantry Division, southern part of the east coast Cotentin and diagonally through Cotentin at the narrows of Carentan.

Small parts already annihilated.

Motor noises can be heard from the sea on the east coast of Cotentin. Admiral of the Channel Coast reports ships spotted in the sea around Cherbourg. Chief of Staff suggests attaching the 91st Airborne Division.

Chief of Staff of Army Group B judges that at present it is still a local affair. Chief of Staff is of the opinion that it is a major action.

From the German 7th Army War Diary

US parachute troops now found themselves confronting their German counterparts - the Fallschirmjäger fighting as infantry.

US parachute troops now found themselves confronting their German counterparts – the Fallschirmjäger fighting as infantry.

Earlier in the war:

Later in the war: