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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Jour J Debarquement (D-Day Invasion) - Omaha Beach

The pivotal events of 6 June 1944 have been well told.  Seeing for oneself the locus of the Allies' attack (and the German coastal defenses) is something all Americans and all Europeans should try to do, at least once in their lives.  Godawful, yet awe-inspiring.
The monument reads:
1st U S Infantry Division
No Mission Too Difficult
No Sacrifice Too Great  Duty First
Forced Omaha Beach At Dawn 6 June 1944

The Omaha Beach Museum
M4 Sherman Tank with welded steel plate armor.
Other models of the Sherman had
round-cornered armor of either pressed or cast metal.

What are those wood turnings?

Tent Pegs!  (Were these Beebe River products?)

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