Joe Crilley

The Island

[The Canal]

On the morning of the German counterattack, the 326th Engineers were awaken early and told since there was a shortage of men they were needed as infantrymen. Their mission was to advance on the Germans and make contact with them to determine the extent of enemy lines. Led down the road by Colonel Robert Sink, the men spread out as enemy fire came their way but continued to advance along the road that ran along the Linge Canal. Pictured below is the road my father's unit traveled under fire towards the small village of Opheusden. To the left unseen is the bridge that crosses the canal, while to the right is the dual railroad tracks. Directly behind is the railroad station where Colonel Sink who go to direct the battle. The bridge today.

Top Photo by Dave Wilber
Canal picture from postcard by W. Hulstein

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