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Manche Normandie Historical Markers

 
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By Don Morfe, June 27, 2008
Pegasus Bridge Gondree Cafe Marker
France, Normandie (Manche), Benouville — First House Liberated in FrancePegasus Bridge Gondree Cafe
This was the first house in France to be liberated during the last hour of 5th June 1944 by men of the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry in the British 6th Airborne Division under the command of Major R. John Howard. . . . — Map (db m91972) WM
France, Normandie (Manche), Colleville-sur-Mer — General Dwight D. EisenhowerSupreme Allied Commander — Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
The eyes of the world are upon you... I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty, and skill in battle. — Map (db m92028) WM
France, Normandie (Manche), Le Mont-Saint-Michel — Le Mont-Saint-Michel — UNESCO World Heritage Site
Le Mont-Saint-Michel et sa baie figurant sur la liste du patrimoine mondial Culturel et Naturel de l’U.N.E.S.C.O. L’inscription sur cette liste consacre la valeur universelle et exceptionnelle de ce site et la volonté de chacun de . . . — Map (db m88731) HM
France, Normandie (Manche), Sainte-Marie-du-Mont — U.S. Coast Guard Memorial at Utah Beach
Dedicated this 6th day of June, 1994 to the members of the United States Coast Guard who participated in the initial invasion of Normandy on D-Day, especially to those who gave their lives here, and to all United States Coast Guard who served . . . — Map (db m91994) WM
France, Normandie (Manche), Sainte-Marie-du-Mont — Utah Beach Memorial
To the memory of the heroic dead of the 90th Infantry Division U.S. Army 6 June 1944-9 May 1945 — Map (db m91995) WM
France, Normandie (Manche), Sainte-Mère-Église — 6 June 1944 at LaFiere BridgeIron 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 . . . — Map (db m92024) WM
France, Normandie (Manche), Sainte-Mère-Église — 80th Airborne Antiaircraft Battalion, 82nd Airborne Div. U.S. ArmyIron Mike Monument at LaFiere Bridge — Memorial Parachutiste
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 . . . — Map (db m92019) WM
France, Normandie (Manche), Sainte-Mère-Église — 82nd and 101st Airborne on D-Day
5–6 juin 1944 — les 82e et 101e Divisions U.S.A. de parachutistes libérent ce canton 5th–6th June 1944 — The 82nd and 101st Div. U.S.A. of paratroops liberate the district — Map (db m59770) HM
France, Normandie (Manche), Sainte-Mère-Église — Clifford A. Maughan P.F.C.
Clifford A. Maughan P.F.C. F. Co., 505 PIR, 82nd Airborne Born 1920 — Died 1990 This plaque is to commemorate P.F.C. Clifford Maughan who parachuted into the garden of this house at approximately 01.45 hours on the morning of . . . — Map (db m59753) HM
France, Normandie (Manche), Sainte-Mère-Église — General Gavin’s Foxhole
Ici combattit Le Général James-M-Gavin le 6 juin 1944 English translation: Here fought General James M. Gavin June 6, 1944 — Map (db m59750) HM
France, Normandie (Manche), Sainte-Mère-Église — House on Fire at Sainte-Mère-Église
Ici emplacement de la maison incendiée le 5–6 juin 1944 — Here stood the house that was afire on 5–6 June 1944 — Map (db m59769) HM
France, Normandie (Manche), Sainte-Mère-Église — PFC Charles DeGlopper MemorialIron Mike Monument at LaFiere Bridge — Memorial Parachutiste
In honor of PFC Charles DeGlopper, Company C, 325th Glider Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division. PFC Charles DeGlopper posthumously won the Medal of Honor, the highest medal given by the United States of America near this spot on June 9, 1944. — Map (db m92023) WM
France, Normandie (Manche), Saint-Lô — Monument Commemoratif Saint-LoVestige de l'ancienne prison, Saint-Lo
Place General de Gaulle Plague 1: Les Resistants a leurs camarades victims de Nazisme 6 Juin 1944 Le C.C.L. de Saint-Lo. Plaque 2: La ville de Saint-Lo aux veuves et orphelins victims des guerres.

Inscription above the arch: Aux Victimes de . . . — Map (db m92095) WM

France, Normandie (Manche), Saint-Lô — Thomas D. HowieLe Major de Saint-Lô — 12 Abril 1908 – 17 Juillet 1944
Commandant le 3e Battalion, 116e Régiment D'Infanterie, 29e Division U.S.A. Tombé a la téte de ses troupes en libérant notre ville au cri de ralliement... a Saint-Lô! English translation: Thomas D. Howie, The . . . — Map (db m9461) HM
France, Normandie (Manche), Saint-Lô — Thomas D. Howie, the Major of St. Lo
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. — Map (db m92094) WM

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