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Vierville-sur-Mer in Calvados Département, Basse-Normandie, France — Lower Normandy (Atlantic Coast)
 

Royal Air Force 6 June 1944

21 Base Defence Sector

 

—15082 GCI & Mobile Signal Units —

 
Royal Air Force 6 June 1944 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 1, 2015
1. Royal Air Force 6 June 1944 Marker
Inscription. English:
In memory of the gallant radio and radar technicians of the 2nd Tactical Air Force who landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day to provide ground controlled radar protection for the American beachhead. Six of those who died here that day are buried in the Bayeux War Cemetery.

En Française:
A la mémoire des techniciens radio et radar gallants de la 2nd Force Aérienne Tactique de la RAF, qui ont débarque sur la plage d’Omaha le jour j pour contrôler et protéger par radar l’espace aérien autour de la tête de pont américaine. Six de techniciens qui ont été tues ici le jour j sont enterres dans le Cimetière Militaire de Bayeux.
 
Location. 49° 22.764′ N, 0° 54.198′ W. Marker is in Vierville-sur-Mer, Basse-Normandie, in Calvados Département. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Rue de la Percée and Boulevard de Cauvigny (Route 517). Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 Rue de la Percée, Vierville-sur-Mer, Basse-Normandie 14710, France.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Le port artificiel "Mulberry" d'Omaha Beach (here, next to this marker); Ever Forward (a few steps from this marker); National Guard of the United States Memorial
Royal Air Force 6 June 1944 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 1, 2015
2. Royal Air Force 6 June 1944 Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); 29th Infantry Division at Vierville-sur-Mer (within shouting distance of this marker); Le sacrifice des soldats américains sur la plage de Vierville (within shouting distance of this marker); 29th Infantry Division Memorial (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); 6th Engineer Special Brigade Memorial (about 240 meters away); Operation Aquatint (approx. 1.9 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Vierville-sur-Mer.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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