On the morning of 18th September, Easy marched towards Eindhoven. They did encounter some resistance as they approached the city. As they were crossing a field, Lt Bob Brewer was up front as lead scout. A sniper in a church tower shot him in the neck. Several others were also hit, including medic Al Mampre who went to aid Brewer, and the men had to leave the wounded and keep advancing. Brewer was initially helped by a Dutch farmer who stemmed the bleeding until medics could get to him and treat him. He was sent back to England and recovered.
The rest of Easy gathered to regroup at St Katrina's church. They stayed there about an hour and then entered Eindhoven where they received a great welcome, "All the people were on the streets, waving, cheering, hollering. A lot of the fellows were invited to Dutch houses by the families and got a good meal that night. No C rations for once"
They set up patrols and outposts in the city, and dug in at Tongelre for the night. ♠♠
First picture is (l-r): Doc Roe, Joe Liebgott, and Pat Christenson.
Second and third photos are 506th members entering and resting in Eindhoven