Sainte-Mère-Église in Manche, Normandie, France
6 June 1944 at LaFiere Bridge
Iron Mike Monument at LaFiere Bridge
—Memorial Parachutiste —
In honor of the 144 valiant men of Company A, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment whose exact D-Day mission was to seize La Fiere Bridge and prevent the enemy crossing easterly. Despite heavy losses, Co. A stood fast. No enemy ever crossed this bridge. Never forget them.
Erected 1999 by David Bullington*Marcus Heim Jr.*Robert M. Murphy*A.505.
Location. 49° 24.085′ N, 1° 21.768′ W. Marker is in Sainte-Mère-Église, Normandie, in Manche. Marker is on Moulin (D15). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sainte-Mère-Église, 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); 80th Airborne Antiaircraft Battalion, 82nd Airborne Div. U.S. Army (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 U.S. Coast Guard Memorial at Utah Beach (approx. 13.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sainte-Mère-Église.
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 3, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.