View Full Version : Tanks of D-Day Utah and images discussion

02-04-2006, 12:41 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile14638/Tanks-of-D-Day-Utah-and-images.htm>Tanks of D-Day Utah and images</a></b><br><br>Utah lost DD Tanks multibeam images, plus UW photographies.<br />
The 3 marks on the NE are half sand beared tanks lying on the side, and the SW mark is a perfect Tank standing alone on the sand.<br />
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See also:<br />
http://www.historychannel.com/global/listings/episodearchive.jsp?ACatId=8802355&amp;CaseId=8802353&amp;E GrpId=274739<br />
Or:<br />
http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0206/feature1/zoom2.html<br />
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WWII's D-Day Invasion would be history's largest seaborne assault--over 4,000 ships carrying 170,000 troops. A secret weapon was to lead the way: the Duplex Drive (DD) Tank--Shermans modified to &quot;swim&quot; to shore.<br />
Scheduled to hit the beach before foot soldiers, without them the infantry would be sitting ducks. And that's what happened at Omaha Beach--28 out of 30 DD Tanks sank before reaching shore.<br />
John Chatterton travels to Normandy and joins famous French diver Bertrand Sciboz in search of sunken tanks.<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/176500Zwischenablage31.jpg>