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Sainte-Mère-Église in Calvados Département, Basse-Normandie, France — Lower Normandy (Atlantic Coast)
 

In Remembrance of the Airborne Spirit

Overlord June 1944

 
 
In Remembrance of the Airborne Spirit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 2, 2015
1. In Remembrance of the Airborne Spirit Marker
Inscription.
They gave their tomorrow for our today.

United States of America
82nd Airborne: 1,142 Killed, 3,077 wounded
101st Airborne: 868 Killed, 2,303 wounded

Great Britain
6th Airborne: 821 Killed, 2,709 wounded

Canada
1st Canadian Parachute Bn (CPB): 83 Killed, 187 wounded

France Libre
SAS Brigade: Tues 239, Blesses Inconnu

Ils se sont sacrifiés pour notre liberté.
Ne les oublions jamais.

The reverse of the marker reads:
70éme Anniversaire

Monument érigé par les amis des vétérans américains

6 juin 2014
 
Erected 2014 by les amis des vétérans américains.
 
Location. 49° 24.503′ N, 1° 19.041′ W. Marker is in Sainte-Mère-Église, Basse-Normandie, in Calvados Département. Marker is on Rue Général de Gaulle (Route D974) just south of Rue Général Koenig, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in the town square. Marker is in this post office area: Sainte-Mère-Église, Basse-Normandie 50480, France.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 82nd and 101st Airborne on D-Day (a few steps from this marker); Clifford A. Maughan P.F.C.
In Remembrance of the Airborne Spirit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 2, 2015
2. In Remembrance of the Airborne Spirit Marker
Marker's reverse.
(within shouting distance of this marker); House on Fire at Sainte-Mère-Église (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); General Gavin’s Foxhole (approx. 3.3 kilometers away); 6 June 1944 at LaFiere Bridge (approx. 3.4 kilometers away); PFC Charles DeGlopper Memorial (approx. 3.4 kilometers away); 80th Airborne Antiaircraft Battalion, 82nd Airborne Div. U.S. Army (approx. 3.4 kilometers away); U.S. Coast Guard Memorial at Utah Beach (approx. 10.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sainte-Mère-Église.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
In Remembrance of the Airborne Spirit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 2, 2015
3. In Remembrance of the Airborne Spirit Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 200 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 26, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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