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La Fiere, Sainte-Mere-Eglise in Manche Département, Basse-Normandie, France — Lower Normandy (Atlantic Coast)
 

80th Airborne Antiaircraft Battalion, 82nd Airborne Div. U.S. Army

Iron Mike Monument at LaFiere Bridge

 

—Memorial Parachutiste —

 
80th Airborne Antiaircraft Battalion, 82nd Airborne Div. U.S. Army Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2008
1. 80th Airborne Antiaircraft Battalion, 82nd Airborne Div. U.S. Army Marker
Inscription. Before dawn of D-Day the 80th AA BN landed by glider near St Mere Eglise. Thus began the long journey to liberate the countries of Europe and to ensure their freedom. This plaque is dedicated in memory of our friends who shed their blood and sacrificed their lives during this mighty endeavor. May they never be forgotten.
 
Location. 49° 24.085′ N, 1° 21.773′ W. Marker is in La Fiere, Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Basse-Normandie, in Manche Département. Marker is on Moulin (D15). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Fiere, Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Basse-Normandie 50480, France.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. PFC Charles DeGlopper Memorial (here, next to this marker); 6 June 1944 at LaFiere Bridge (here, next to this marker); General Gavin’s Foxhole (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); In Remembrance of the Airborne Spirit (approx. 3.4 kilometers away); 82nd and 101st Airborne on D-Day (approx. 3.4 kilometers away); Clifford A. Maughan P.F.C. (approx. 3.4 kilometers away); House on Fire at Sainte-Mère-Église (approx. 3.6 kilometers away); U.S. Coast Guard Memorial at Utah Beach (approx. 13.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Fiere, Sainte-Mere-Eglise.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Iron Mike Monument-Memorial Paradchutiste image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2008
2. Iron Mike Monument-Memorial Paradchutiste
Building dated 1664 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2008
3. Building dated 1664
This building is located at the foot of the parking lot to the Iron Mike Monument. It is now B&B a la Batrille de La Fiere (Bed and Breakfast)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 3, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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