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Sainte Mere Eglise - Operation Detroit, 6 June 1944

Sainte Mere Eglise - Operation Detroit, 6 June 1944

During World War II, Operation Detroit was the insertion, by parachute and glider, of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division into Normandy on the night of 5–6 June 1944 as part of Operation Overlord. The drop zone for the 82nd Airborne was around Sainte-Mère-Église, to the west of Utah beach, intending to protect the western flank of the invasion.

The objective of the division was to s...
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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.
No rating yet05/25/20071,544Google Earth Logo
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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 - 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 - 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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Mont Ste.Anne

Mont Ste.Anne

Mont Ste.Anne golf and ski station, near Quebec City, Canada.

In English: http://www.mont-sainte-anne.com/Mont-Sainte-Anne/client/en/Home/Home.asp

In French: http://www.mont-sainte-anne.com/Mont-Sainte-Anne/client/fr/Accueil/Accueil.asp
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Tiger II Tank - 213 at La Gleize

Tiger II Tank - 213 at La Gleize

Here a trace, there a memory. Only if you drive into the hamlet of La Gleize via the Churchroad, you feel the ominous strengths of that dark December month. Because there, still as massive and threatening as it was on Saturday 16 December 1944, when it rattled over the border for that daring adventure, Obersturmbannführer Jochen Peipers last Tiger-tank stands.

This Tiger II (Köni...
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Eglise et chateau

Eglise et chateau

Eglise et chateau de Cherves
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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.
Rating of 3.508/15/20052,558Google Earth Logo
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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...
No rating yet12/13/20093,697Google Earth Logo
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Radio Guidance and Radar - Wn158 - St Pierre Eglise

Radio Guidance and Radar - Wn158 - St Pierre Eglise

Erika was a late development in radio guidance, and came too late to have much effect on the German’s war effort. They had started with Knickebein, then progressed to X-Gerat and Y-Gerat, all of which were far superior to anything the Allies had at that time. The only problem with this system was the large number of bunkers needed which allowed the planes of the RAF to spot the installations. E...
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Artillery bunker R612, South France

Artillery bunker R612, South France

At Cap Des Sardinaux, east of Sainte-Maxime, there is a 612 (Schartenstand für Lande- und Sturmabwehrgeschütze ohne Nebenräume) that was part of the Südwall.
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