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Sainte Mere Eglise, 6 June 1944

Sainte Mere Eglise, 6 June 1944

Aerial view, 6 June 1944. In the lower right corner we can see the location of the crash of the C-47 # 42-92868, 313th TCG, Chalk number #16, serial 22, piloted by 1st Lt. William Robert Roycraft. All the crew members in the plane were killed in the crash.
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Sainte Mere Eglise, 24 May 1944

Sainte Mere Eglise, 24 May 1944

Aerial picture taken thirteen days before D-Day.
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D-Day - Private John Steele hanging from church tower

D-Day - Private John Steele hanging from church tower

Private John M. Steele was the American paratrooper made famous in the movie, "The Longest Day" who landed in St. Mère-Église, the first village in Normandy liberated by the Americans on D-Day - June 6th, 1944...

During the first night of Operation Overlord (June 5-6, 1944), American soldiers of the 82nd Airborne parachuted into the area west of St. Mère-Église in succe...
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D--Day - Securing St. Mere Eglise

D--Day - Securing St. Mere Eglise

D+1: troops of the 82nd AD are securing St. Mere Eglise
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D-Day - Assigned drop zones of 101. and 82. Airborne Division

D-Day - Assigned drop zones of 101. and 82. Airborne Division


101. AD:
DZ "A"
St Martin de Varreville: 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment and 377th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion : Seize Exits 3 and 4 at Saint-Martin-de-Varreville and Audouville-la-Hubert. Destroy the German heavy artillery battery at Saint-Martin-de-Varreville and the buildings coded WXYZ at Mezieres.

DZ "C"
Hiesville: 3/501st Parachute In...
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Carpiquet airbase 1944

Carpiquet airbase 1944

This air base saw heavy fights during Opeation Overlord. Build in 1937, it was conquered in June 1940 by the Wehrmacht and becaom ethe home base of a German bomber squadron.

Actually Carpiquet air base should had been taken during D-Day, but the Allies didn't succeed. Canadian forces attacked the airfield on 04.07.1944 (Operation WIndsor). It was finally taken by 08.07.44.
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Omaha Beach, 6 June 1944 (Overlay III)

Omaha Beach, 6 June 1944 (Overlay III)

Detailed aerial view, Exit E1, taken 6 June 1944 at 1230 hrs.

(Photograph U.S. National Archives)

See also overall view of Easy Red:
http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile25563/Omaha-Beach,-6-June-1944-(Overlay-I).htm
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Omaha Beach, 6 June 1944 (Overlay II)

Omaha Beach, 6 June 1944 (Overlay II)

Detailed aerial view, Exit D3, taken 6 June 1944 at 1230 hrs.

(Photograph U.S. National Archives)

See also overall view of Easy Red:
http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile25563/Omaha-Beach,-6-June-1944-(Overlay-I).htm
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Omaha Beach - D-Day plus 6 at 12 June 1944

Omaha Beach - D-Day plus 6 at 12 June 1944

Omaha Beach is the code name for one of the main landing points of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on June 6 1944, during World War II.

The beach was located on the northern coast of France, facing the English Channel, and was 5 miles (8 km) long, from east of Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes to west of Vierville-sur-Mer on the right bank of the D...
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Omaha Beach (Overlay)

Omaha Beach (Overlay)

An aerial reconnaissance picture of Omaha Beach made during D-Day (position uncertain).

Omaha Beach was the Allied codename for one of the principal landing points during the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944. The beach is about 3.5 miles long, from Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes to Vierville-sur-Mer.
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Normandie Pointe du Hoc 15 June 1944

Normandie Pointe du Hoc 15 June 1944

The 2d Ranger Battalion at Pointe du Hoc, 6 June (Photograph 15 June 1944)
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Omaha Beach, 6 June 1944 (Overlay I)

Omaha Beach, 6 June 1944 (Overlay I)

Aerial view, Easy red sector between Exit D3 and Exit E1, taken 6 June 1944 at 1230 hrs.

(Photograph U.S. National Archives)
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