Vierville-sur-Mer in Calvados, Normandie, France
Royal Air Force 6 June 1944
21 Base Defence Sector
—15082 GCI & Mobile Signal Units —
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.
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, Normandie, in Calvados. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Rue de la Percée and Boulevard de Cauvigny (Route 517). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 Rue de la Percée, Vierville-sur-Mer, Normandie 14710, France.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies.
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on September 19, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 2. submitted on September 12, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.