As for blunders, I could write a book, being in Graves Registration. One that stands out to me was the lose of almost 1500 GI lives about a month before D Day. Training on landing Barges on the shores of the English Channel with no protective armament coverage at all. The Channel was rough that day and maneuverbility of the landing barges was bad .The Germans spotted them out there in the English Channel, sent out their fast Torpedo boats , who knocked out our landing barges before they knew what was happing. Bodies kept washing up on the shore of England Channel for weeks.
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