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Anything, Anywhere, Anytime, Bar Nothing!

The 9th Infantry Division commanded by the Major General Manton S. Eddy came ashore on the 10th of June 1944 at Utah Beach, precisely in the sector codenamed “Tare Green”.

It’s mission? Cut the Cotentin Peninsula and capture the city of Cherbourg from the West.

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Some family fun sites in Normandy your children simply can't miss

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The Ghost of Normandy, the most decorated soldier of US History!

In February 1979 came a call from Chief Warrant Officer Carl Hansen of the Awards Office in the Pentagon. “Colonel Urban, I have some great news for you! On digging through our great volume of files, we have located a bona fide application for the Congressional Medal of Honor sent to us by Sergeant Earl Evans!”

Sergeant Evans spent the last months of the war in a German POW captured shortly after Matt Urban final evacuation from the front… and was the one pushing the U.S. administration to recognize the valor in action of his comrade when he came back safely home. It will take him almost 35 years to accomplish this administration crusade!

Why? Once you will have read the story of Matt Urban, you will understand why one comrade did this for another comrade!

Would you have done the same?

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The Final Countdown of the Germans defeated by the VIII Corps in Brest

After the fall of Forts Montbarey and Keranroux, the enemy withdrew to its final line of defense at Recouvrance, and to the submarine base along the waterfront to the South.

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Topics: World War 2, Nazi, Third Reich, France, Brittany, Nazi, Führer Adolf Hitler, WWII Atlantic Wall, WWII 115th Infantry Regiment, WWII 175th Infantry Regiment, WWII 29th Infantry Division, WWII 116th Infantry Regiment, World War Two, WWII 1st US Army, WWII Engineers Special Brigade, WWII, Infantry, WWII, USA, Rangers, WWII, UNESCO World Heritage, Third Reich, U-boats, Third Reich, Unterseeboot – U-boat Wolfpack, WWII, USA, General Charles Hunter Gerhardt, WWII 5th Rangers Battalion, France, Brittany, Brest Festung German defenses, France, Brittany American Cemetery, WWII USA General Troy Houston Middleton

HITLER HAD A FORTRESS AROUND EUROPE BUT FORGOT THE ROOF ON TOP!..1943

1943

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Topics: World War 2, Nazi, Third Reich, Nazi, Führer Adolf Hitler, WWII Atlantic Wall, WWII, England, Saunton Sands Beach, WWII 1st US Army Assault Training Center, WWII, England, Slapton Sands, World War Two, WWII 1st US Army, Nazi, Reichsstatthalter Hermann Göring, WWII, UNESCO World Heritage, France, Champagne, Reims, France, Free French Air Forces (FAFL), WWII, Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), WWII, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), WWII, Hawker Hurricane fighter plane, WWII, Spitfire fighter plane, WWII, Royal Air Force (RAF), Third Reich, Luftwaffe, WWII Bombardier B-26 Martin Marauder, WWII Air Force Blockbuster Bomb "Cookie", WWII Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Third Reich, U-boats, Third Reich Minister Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Afrika Korps North African Campaign, WWII Merchant Ships, Third Reich, Unterseeboot – U-boat Wolfpack, WWII P-47 Thunderbolt fighter plane, WWII Arthur Harris, Air Force Commanding-in-Chief, WWII, RAF Bomber Command, WWII Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, WWII P-51 Mustang, WWII Lockheed P-38 Lightning fighter plane, WWII Air Fighting Development Unit (ADFU), WWII General Ira Eaker – USAAF Eighth Air Force, Third Reich Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter plane, WWII Consolidated B-24 Liberator, WWII, North American B-25 Mitchell, Operation Pointblank, Operation Gomorrah, WWII, USA, Major Cortez F. Enloe, Shoah, Romania, Ploesti, WWII, Ninth Air Force, WWII Eighth Air Force, USAAF, WWII Germany, Battle of the Ruhr

The taking of the only deep sea harbor in Normandy, Cherbourg

B26 Martin Marauder flying above Cherbourg just after D-Day bombing of Utah beach

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Topics: France, Normandy, World War 2, Nazi, Third Reich, Third Reich, Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt, Nazi, Führer Adolf Hitler, WWII 1st US Army, WWII 4th Infantry Division, WWII 22nd Infantry Regiment, WWII 8th Infantry Regiment, WWII 12th Infantry Regiment, Third Reich, Wehrmacht, France, Vichy Regime of Marshal Petain, WWII, WWII 87th Chemical Mortar Battalion, WWII 79th Infantry Division, Montebourg, France, Normandy, Cherbourg, WWII, USA, General Joseph Lawton Collins, Third Reich, General Friedrich Karl A. Dollmann, WWII Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt Junior

87th Chemical Mortar Battalion: A life saving support for the infantrymen

Utah beach - Normandy American Heroes SUV

The 87th Chemical Mortar Battalion participated in the taking of the Cotentin Peninsula and Cherbourg harbor. 

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22nd Infantry Regiment battle for Crisbecq 210mm Guns near Utah Beach

By night fall on June 6th, 1944 the 1st Battalion of the 22nd Infantry Regiment of the 4th Infantry Division which had landed at Utah beach on D-Day, spent the night in the vicinity of Saint-Germain-de-Varreville.

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The Major of Saint Lô

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Task Force C of the 29th Infantry Division: seize and hold Saint Lô

 

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