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

6 June 1944 at LaFiere Bridge

Iron Mike Monument at LaFiere Bridge

 

—Memorial Parachutiste —

 
6 June 1944 at LaFiere Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2008
1. 6 June 1944 at LaFiere Bridge Marker
Inscription. 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 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); 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
Iron Mike Monument-Memorial Parachutiste image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2008
2. Iron Mike Monument-Memorial Parachutiste
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
 
Merderet River image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2008
3. Merderet River
1664 Building now a B&B image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2008
4. 1664 Building now a B&B
The building is at the foot of the parking lot of the Parachute Memorial.
 
 
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 159 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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