Remembering James H. Hagenbuch: Incident at Dead Man’s Corner

101st Airborne Company A Sainte-Marie-du-Mont Detail
Detail of an photo showing men mostly from Able Company in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, France on June 7, 1944

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7 Responses

  1. Dave+Hagenbuch says:

    Thanks Andrew….amazing story….”to be continued”…..I’ll be here next Tuesday to hold you to it!!

  2. Barbara Huffman says:

    Oh no , such a sad ending . The sketch of James by his brother is beautiful . What a story ! Thank you Mark and Andrew

  3. Lisa Richardson says:

    What a great and interesting family account of James’ bravery! Thank you for the read.

  4. Kevin says:

    Currently visiting Normandy and found this page. Really fascinating and it made my visit more personal and meaningful. Walked through Ravenouville, Ste Marie du Mont and Dead Man’s corner. Awfully sad to think of the young men of all nations who lost their lives here.
    With sincerest thanks, Kevin (ireland, 2021)

    • Andrew Hagenbuch says:

      Hi Kevin. Thanks for the comment and glad that you found our family site. I haven’t visited these places myself, but do hope to do so in the future. The names and faces of those who served and died there really gives us a truer picture of these historical events. Thanks again.

  5. Drew Cook says:

    I learned of the circumstances of James Hagenbuch;s combat death in Normandy many years ago when reading the paperback edition of Don Burgett’s book “Currahee.” When visiting Normandy in June of 2000 with author and historian Mark Bando, I also visited the location of James Hagenbuch’s death. It was a solemn occasion.

    • Andrew Hagenbuch says:

      Hi Drew. Glad to hear that you found his story as moving as we did and that you were able to visit the site in Normandy. I’m not sure if you were able to read all parts in this series (there are many!) but there were several developments after this article was posted. You can see all parts here: Thanks again for your comment!

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