Pointe du Hoc
Heroic Ranger Commandoes
—Colonel James E. Rudder —
To the Heroic Ranger Commandoes D2RN E2RN F2RN Of the 116th Inf Who under the command of Colonel James E. Rudder Of the First American Division Attacked and took possession of the Point du Hoc
Aux heroiques Commados de Rangers D2RN E2RN F2RN du 116eme d’Infanterie qui prirent d’assaut la Pointe du Hoc Les 6.7.8 juin 1944 sous le commadement du Colonel James E. Rudder de la 1ere Division Americaine
Location. 49° 23.837′ N, 0° 59.36′ W. Marker is in Cricqueville-en-Bessin, Normandie, in Calvados. Marker can be reached from Rue Talbot. Touch for map. This marker is located on the battlefield near Pointe du Hoc. Marker is in this post office area: Cricqueville-en-Bessin, Normandie 14450, France.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 29th Infantry Division Memorial (approx. 6.5 kilometers away); 6th Engineer Special Brigade Memorial (approx. 6.5 kilometers away); Royal Air Force 6 June 1944 (approx. 6.5 kilometers away);
Also see . . . Point du Hoc - World War II History Info. "It was a nearly 100-meter-high cliff, with perpendicular sides jutting out into the Channel. It looked down on Utah Beach to the left and Omaha Beach to the right. There were six 155mm cannon in heavily reinforced concrete bunkers that were capable of hitting either beach with their big shells." (Submitted on October 25, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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