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St Lo, Basse-Normandie, France — Lower Normandy (Atlantic Coast)
 

Thomas D. Howie, the Major of St. Lo

 
 
Thomas D. Howie, the Major of St Lo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 29, 2008
1. Thomas D. Howie, the Major of St Lo Marker
Inscription.
Ici
le 18 Juillet 1944
a été déposé le corps
du Major Howie

English translation:
On July 18, 1944 the body of Major Howie was placed here.

 
Location. 49° 6.972′ N, 1° 5.118′ W. Marker is in St Lo, Basse-Normandie. Touch for map. This tablet is mounted on the exterior wall of Saint Croix Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 Place Sainte-Croix, St Lo, Basse-Normandie 50000, France.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Thomas D. Howie (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Monument Commemoratif Saint-Lo (approx. 0.4 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .  Remembering the "Major of St. Lo". (Submitted on February 29, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.)
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Thomas D. Howie, the Major of St Lo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 29, 2008
2. Thomas D. Howie, the Major of St Lo Marker
The marker is to the left of the doors of Saint Croix Church
Thomas D. Howie, his resting place in July 1944 image. Click for full size.
By Harry Harris, Associated Press, January 19, 1944
3. Thomas D. Howie, his resting place in July 1944
Covered with the American flag, the body of Maj. Thomas D. Howie, commander of the U.S. Army 3rd Battalion, 116 Infantry, rests amid the ruins of Saint Croix Church in St. Lo, France, while his men keep holding position behind their machine gun, July 19, 1944. (AP Photo/Harry Harris)
Thomas D. Howie, the Major of St. Lo Monument image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 29, 2008
4. Thomas D. Howie, the Major of St. Lo Monument
This monument is at the intersection of Place du Major Howie and Rue du Marechal de Lattre D Tassigny (Route D972, Saint Lo, France)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 103 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 7, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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