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NORMANDY -  IN THE FIELD
Note: Captions in quotes are as written by Lt. LeFebvre. Most images scanned from negatives.

Time To Saddle Up
rows of C-47 aircraft wait for their loads

"A Company Command Post, 29 June '44
[l-r] Brinkley*, Radio Operator; A.B. Cannon, Runner; 1st Sgt Frank Taylor; & Capt "Jock" Adams in foreground"
*NOTE: name may be misspelling for Brickley

"Dead German
from a bicycle platoon, Normandy, June 44"

"All's Well" Sherman Tank
rolls past a surgeon/dentist office with Red Cross banner. (Note bicycle on rear of tank).  Second shop is probably an odd jobs-carpentry.
   After seeing the earlier post of this page, Niels Henkemans wrote saying, "I figured you and Hankís family might find it interesting to know the Sherman belonged to A Company 746th Tank Battalion (the battalion number might be on the back of the tank
   Unfortunately the tank does not show itís number so we canít say what platoon it belonged to. Personally Iím expecting a link with another of their tanks ĎAll Americaní, which has the exact same style of letters."
   UPDATE-1:  Niels wrote again a few months later and said: "I finally took the time to identify the location of the Sherman photograph. It indeed is Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte. The tank is moving east towards the centre of the town (it is driving on the main street running west out of the town). Combined with information from the After Action Report, this suggests the date is probably 17 June."
   UPDATE-2:  Claude Demeester, of France, provided a link to Google Maps which shows this location today.

Three Floors Exposed
in this building could have been from a tank or cannon round


Bomb Damages
left this street strewn with rubble

Intact Spire
but the rest of the church is in ruins


Church Facades
are all that is left here

German Prisoners
under guard by a single man

Helping Hands
helping themselves to some fresh milk. 
Well, the cows needed milking anyway so the farmer must have appreciated it ... right?

 

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