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|casual1= Captain Miller<br>[[Sergeant Mike Horvath|Horvath]]<br>Henderson<br>[[Private Daniel Jackson]]<br>[[Private Stanley Mellish]]<br>[[Garrity]]<br>[[Trask]]<br>[[Weller]]<br>[[Lyle]]<br>[[Wilson]]<br>4 other paratrooper
 
|casual1= Captain Miller<br>[[Sergeant Mike Horvath|Horvath]]<br>Henderson<br>[[Private Daniel Jackson]]<br>[[Private Stanley Mellish]]<br>[[Garrity]]<br>[[Trask]]<br>[[Weller]]<br>[[Lyle]]<br>[[Wilson]]<br>4 other paratrooper
 
|casual2= Major Hoess, [[Steamboat willie]] Unknown number of infantry killed, All tanks destroyed
 
|casual2= Major Hoess, [[Steamboat willie]] Unknown number of infantry killed, All tanks destroyed
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|image = [[file:spr38.jpg|150px]]|caption = Miller is taking cover in a crater|next = Battle of Carentan}}

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Battle of Ramelle
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Miller is taking cover in a crater
Conflict:

World War II

Date:

June 13, 1944

Place:

Ramelle, Normandy, France

Outcome:

US Victory

Combatants

United States

Nazi Germany

Commanders

Captain John H. Miller
Sergeant Mike Horvath
Corporal Fred Henderson

Major Hoess†

Strength

6 US Army Rangers, 14 Paratroopers

100 SS troopers, 2 Tiger Tanks, 1 Marder III, 1 Destroyer

Casualties

Captain Miller
Horvath
Henderson
Private Daniel Jackson
Private Stanley Mellish
Garrity
Trask
Weller
Lyle
Wilson
4 other paratrooper

Major Hoess, Steamboat willie Unknown number of infantry killed, All tanks destroyed

The Battle at Ramelle was a small battle fought by American Soldiers, and German Soldiers at the town of Ramelle in Normandy, France.

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History

Field Marshall Erwin Rommel knew that if the airborne were able to occupy all the bridges on the merderet river, they would be able to cross into the rest of Normandy. So he sent a group of SS Troopers led by Major Hoess to get and destroy every bridge.

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101st Airborne soldiers disabling a tank

The SS were able to do that to all but the one at Ramelle. The Airborne figured this, and a Colonel decided to dispatch a group of Paratroopers led by Captain Jennings to hold the bridge till reinforcements could arrive.

The Airborne came, and sat out many brutal bombings. During the bombings, Captain Jennings was killed, leaving Corporal Henderson in charge. When Miller's Men got there they found James Ryan with other 101st paratroopers. He refused to leave, and the Rangers stayed and helped the 101st keep the SS from getting the bridge. Although many of the people died the battle was a victory. 7 out of the 19 men survived, including the Ranger's main objective, Private Ryan.

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Outcome

The Battle was won by the Americans, but at a high cost. At least 12 men were killed, and three were injured. Among the dead was Captain John H. Miller, who commanded the combined Airborne and Ranger forces at Ramelle. The bridge was kept from the Germans, and Ramelle came under American occupation after the battle.

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