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.
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.
During World War II the Japanese had an airfield located on this island. The island was garrisoned by the 41st Independent Mixed Regiment, 6th Independent Tank Company, and supporting units. During 1944 the Japanese facilities on the island were intermittently shelled by U.S. naval and bomber forces. Several Japanese cargo vessels were sunk near the island, and while at harbor. On June 1, 1944,...
On 24 July the tanker Empire Traveller discharged the first gasoline at Cherbourg, unloading at the long breakwater in the outer harbor-the Digue de Querqueville. The French and later the Germans had discharged gasoline and other POL supplies through a nine-inch pipeline running along the Digue to two nearby tank farms at the large Depot Cotier du Petrole and the somewhat smaller one at Sunic. ...
Yap runway (Caroline Island Group) was target on 22 June 1944 for Consolidated B-24 Liberators of 13th Air Task Force, which bombed and destroyed 16 Japanese planes set five fuel trucks afire, and completed the roundtrip of about 2,100 miles with no looses.
British an d Canadian Forces landing in the morning of D-Day, 6th June 1944. The poster shows allied forces of the 3rd Canadian Division beginning their breakout from the coast past of the port of Courseulles-sur-Mer.
Very nice view of a small LCT sank over Utah Beach
June 6th 1944
This a multibeam sounder view of an LCT sank over Normandy coast June 1944
Datas acquired during Neptune 2K expedition.
Image treated by Duncan Mallace with Fledermaus
Copyright Steeve Schmidt, Naval Historical center
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