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

6th Engineer Special Brigade Memorial

D-Day Omaha Beach

 

—6 June 1944 —

 
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By Kevin W., July 1, 2015
1. 6th Engineer Special Brigade Memorial Marker
Inscription. "The fight for the first thousand yards"

In memoriam to all members of this command who lived, fought and died for the cause of freedom.

Col. Paul W. Thompson CE
Commanding 6 June 1944

Dedicated Nov. 1944
Rededicated June 1998

Veterans of the 6th Engr Spec Brigade

Assigned Units
Hq & Hq Co, 6th ESB • 147th Engr Combat Bn • 149th Engr Combat Bn • 203rd Engr Combat Bn • 7th Naval Beach Bn • 31st Cml Decon Co • 214th MP Company • 293rd Joint Assault Sig Co • 607th QM GR Reg Plat • 95th QM Bn & Hq Det, 88th QM RHD Co, 555th QM RHD Co, 3820th Gas Sup Co • 280th QM Bn, 460th Amph Trk Co, 461st Amph Trk Co, 463rd Amph Trk Co • 538th QM Serv Bn & Hq Det w/ Med, 967th QM Serv Co, 3204th QM Serv Co, 3205th QM Serv Co • 74th Ord Bn & Hq Det w/ Med, 618 Ord Ammo Co, 3564 Ord M&M Co • 60th Med Bn & Hq Det w/ Med, 453rd Coll Co, 499th Coll Co, 500th Coll Co, 634th Clr Co
 
Erected 1944 by Veterans of the 6th Engr Spec Brigade.
 
Location. 49° 22.642′ N, 0° 54.263′ W. Marker is in Vierville-sur-Mer, Basse-Normandie, in Calvados Département. Marker is at the intersection of Boulevard de Cauvigny (Route D517) and Rue de la Mer on Boulevard de Cauvigny. Touch for map
6th Engineer Special Brigade Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 1, 2015
2. 6th Engineer Special Brigade Memorial Marker
. Marker is on and access road between Boulevard de Cauvigny and Rue de la Mer. Marker is in this post office area: 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. 29th Infantry Division Memorial (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); 29th Infantry Division at Vierville-sur-Mer (about 210 meters away); Ever Forward (about 210 meters away); National Guard of the United States Memorial (about 210 meters away); Le port artificiel "Mulberry" d'Omaha Beach (about 240 meters away); Royal Air Force 6 June 1944 (about 240 meters away); Le sacrifice des soldats américains sur la plage de Vierville (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Operation Aquatint (approx. 1.9 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vierville-sur-Mer.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
6th Engineer Special Brigade Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 1, 2015
3. 6th Engineer Special Brigade Memorial Marker
6th Engineer Special Brigade Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 1, 2015
4. 6th Engineer Special Brigade Memorial Marker
6th Engineer Special Brigade Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 1, 2015
5. 6th Engineer Special Brigade Memorial Marker
A section of the floating causeway installed to support landing men, supplies, and equipment at Normandy.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 209 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 20, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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