The 29th Infantry Division continued to attack in the direction of Saint-Lô, beginning 16 June.
Njemački napori da ojačaju svoje linije u Normandiji bili su uvelike ometani zračnim napadima i savezničkim planom obmane koji im je usmjerio pažnju na Pas de Calais, ali uspjeli su akumulirati značajne oklopne snage u blizini Caena i dovoljne snage za učinkovitu obranu negdje drugdje.
Anticipating German counterattacks and focusing resources on seizing the port of Cherbourg, First Army Commander General Omar N.Bradley directed limited attacks in the 29th Infantry Division’s sector.
These were intended to fix and attrite enemy forces, and to position the Allied front lines onto ground suitable for mechanized warfare when an eventual breakout occurred.
The 29th Infantry Division pushed forward through the difficult bocage and thickening German opposition to secure positions within five miles of the strategic town of Saint-Lô.