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

Fourth Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment

4e Régiment d’artillerie antiaérinne légère

 

—40mm Bofors Gun —

 
4e Régiment d’artillerie antiaérinne légère Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 29, 2012
1. 4e Régiment d’artillerie antiaérinne légère Marker
Inscription. [French, on left side]
Ce canon Bofors de 40mm est dédi à la mémoire des hommes du 4e Régiment d’artillerie antiaérinne légère. ARC. Qui sont débarqués à Courseuilles-sur-Mer tard dans l’après midi du 6 juin 1944 afin de fournir une défense antiaérienne aux troupes Canadiennes ayant commencé de combat pour la libération de l’Europe â partir de la plage Juno. Ce cannon arbore les couleurs de la 32e Batterie d’artillerie antiaérienne légère du 4e Regiment, ARC, laquelle fut la première à abattre un avion ennemi, un bombardier JU88, près de Colombiers-sur-Seulles, à 21h 30 le 6 juin 1944. Placé ici le 6 juin 2011 par les membres du 4e Régiment d’artillerie antiaérienne, ARC, Moncton, Canada, en l’honneur de nos confrères artilleurs. Ubique

[English, on right side]
This 40mm Bofors Gun is dedicated to the memory of the men of the 4th Light Anti-Aircraft (4th LAA) Regiment, RCA, who landed at Courseulles-sur-Mer lat in the afternoon of 6 June, 1944 to provide air defense for the Canadian troops who had begun their fight for the liberation of Europe from Juno Beach. This gun is painted with the markings of the 32nd Light Anti-Aircraft Battery, 4th LAA Regiment, RCA, which registered the first Canadian anti-aircraft kill of the campaign by shooting down a JU88 bomber near Colombiers-sur-Seulles at 9:30 p.m. on 6 June, 1944.

Placed

4th Light Anti-Aircraft (4th LAA) Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 30, 2012
2. 4th Light Anti-Aircraft (4th LAA) Regiment Marker
here on 6 June 2001 by the Members of the 4th Air Defence Regiment, RCA, Moncton, Canada in honour of our fellow gunners. Ubique
 
Erected 2001 by 4th Air Defence Regiment, RCA.
 
Location. 49° 20.21′ N, 0° 27.655′ W. Marker is in Courseulles-sur-Mer, Basse-Normandie, in Calvados Département. Marker can be reached from Voie des Français Libres. Touch for map. This marker is mounted on the 40mm Bofors Gun located on the grounds of the Juno Beach Visitors Center. Marker is in this post office area: Courseulles-sur-Mer, Basse-Normandie 14470, France.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of All Canadian Gunners (a few steps from this marker); Juno Beach (within shouting distance of this marker); Royal Canadian Navy Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Message to the French Resistance (within shouting distance of this marker); Arromanches-les-Bains : La Bataille d’Arromanches (approx. 11.4 kilometers away); Passerell de Route Flottante de Port Mulberry (approx. 11.6 kilometers away); Allan Beckett Memorial (approx. 11.6 kilometers away); Mulberry Harbours Memorial (approx. 11.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Courseulles-sur-Mer.
 
Additional keywords.
4e Régiment d’artillerie antiaérinne légère Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 30, 2012
3. 4e Régiment d’artillerie antiaérinne légère Marker
D-Day, Juno Beach, Canadian Army,
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 547 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on December 30, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 27, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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