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

29th Infantry Division at Vierville-sur-Mer

 
 
29th Infantry Division at Vierville-sur-Mer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 1, 2015
1. 29th Infantry Division at Vierville-sur-Mer Marker
Inscription. En Français:
Emplacement du mur antichar bloquant la sortie de la plage de Vierville-sur-Mer.

Ce mur a été détruit le 6-6-45 vers 17H00 par le Génie d’Assaut de la 29e DI-USNG
121e Bataillon – Compagnie C – 3e Peloton
9e Escouade

English translation:
Location of tank wall blocking the exit from the beaches of of Vierville-sur-Mer.

This wall was destroyed on 6-6-45 at 5:00 p.m. by the Combat Engineers of the 29th ID, US National Guard, 121st Battalion - Company C - 3rd Platoon, 9th Squad
 
Location. 49° 22.738′ N, 0° 54.176′ W. Marker is in Vierville-sur-Mer, Basse-Normandie, in Calvados Département. Marker is at the intersection of Rue de la Percée and Boulevard de Cauvigny (Route D517) on Rue de la Percée. Touch 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. National Guard of the United States Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Ever Forward (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 at Vierville-sur-Mer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 1, 2015
2. 29th Infantry Division at Vierville-sur-Mer Marker
Marker is on the left brace.
Le port artificiel "Mulberry" d'Omaha Beach (within shouting distance of this marker); Royal Air Force 6 June 1944 (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 210 meters away); Operation Aquatint (approx. 1.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vierville-sur-Mer.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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