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Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Exercise Tiger Memorial

 
 
Exercise Tiger Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2008
1. Exercise Tiger Memorial Marker
Inscription. In honor of the men of the Army 1st Engineer Special Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, VII Corps Headquarters, and Navy 11th Amphibious Force Convoy T-4, who suffered and perished on April 28, 1944. While conducting “Exercise Tiger” at Slapton Sands, Torcross, England, a fierce encounter with German torpedo boats took 539 American lives. Lessons learned that day enhanced readiness for the D-Day landings at Normandy, France. A grateful nation remembers their courage, sacrifices and contributions to the Allied cause in World War II.
 
Erected 1995.
 
Location. 38° 52.635′ N, 77° 4.467′ W. Marker is in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Touch for map. Marker is in Section 13 of the National Cemetery, off Farragut Drive. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U. S. Army Reserves (a few steps from this marker); The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II (a few steps from this marker); Merrill's Marauders (within shouting distance of this marker); Landing Craft Support Ships (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnamese Rangers and Their American Ranger Advisors
Exercise Tiger Memorial Fir Tree and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2008
2. Exercise Tiger Memorial Fir Tree and Marker
ANC Section 13.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Canadian Cross of Sacrifice (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. War Correspondent (within shouting distance of this marker); American Special Operations Forces (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
More about this marker. The seals of the Departments of the Army and Navy, United States of America, are inscribed on the upper part of this brass tablet.
 
Also see . . .
1. Exercise Tiger. (Submitted on October 3, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Exercise Tiger Association. (Submitted on October 3, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Landing Ship, Tank. Exercise Tiger had used nine of these ships. Three of them were attacked. (Submitted on October 5, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. Royal Navy, Tank Landing Ships, LST, John Howard Doyle.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Exercise Tiger Memorial Marker and Eastern White Pine Memorial Tree image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
3. Exercise Tiger Memorial Marker and Eastern White Pine Memorial Tree
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,057 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on October 6, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 3, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3. submitted on July 22, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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