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The 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division Götz von Berlichingen was a German Waffen-SS Panzergrenadier division which saw action on the Western Front during World War II.


After the D-Day allied invasion, the Götz von Berlichingen was ordered to Normandy to take part in the efforts to reduce the Allied beachhead. On 11 June, the division first met the enemy in combat. The reconnaissance battalion engaged in combat with the paratroopers of the American 101st Airborne Division near the town of Carentan.

The Americans secured the town and were advancing south by the morning of 13 June.

SS-Panzergrenadier Regiment 37, supported by the assault guns of the division's Panzer battalion and Colonel Friedrich August Freiherr von der Heydte's 6th Fallschirmjäger Regiment, attacked the advancing paratroopers. In what the Americans dubbed the "Battle of Bloody Gulch", around the area designated "Hill 30", the Germans routed two paratroop companies before their attack was stopped by the arrival of Combat Command A of the American 2nd Armored Division.

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