GRAPHIC AND PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF
D-DAY ACTION (2 of 3)
To Cut The Peninsula map shows intended drop zones and assignments
for 10 Army units
82nd Airborne Drop Pattern documents how widely the troopers were scattered.
D-Day Along The Merderet
details Col. Lindquist's group advancing east above La Fière while Col
Shanley closes in on the infamous Hill 30
(courtesy Tony Rogers)
Haye Du Puits as Bill Giegold remembered it 43 years later.
His hand drawn map is annotated in his own words and also translated into
Ste Mere Eglise as it appeared in 1944. Note the military vehicles on the
(courtesy of Ken Lewis)
Chef Du Pont shows the area from "Pont Le'Abbe at left to La Fière Bridge on right. What appears to be chutes are more
likely animals grazing or perhaps haystacks.
(courtesy David Berry)
Not Your Father's Chevy while later singing advertisements had the line of "See the USA in your
Chevrolet" these vehicles toured the European and Pacific theaters of war
Chef du Pont street scene with GIs resting in lower right while another
stands guard in the roadway
[this and next two photos courtesy of Kenneth
Then and Now Iron Mike statue at La Fière looks out on a flooded Merderet
plain. The scene must have been much like this on D-Day.
(courtesy Vivian Roger)
Revisiting I love what you have done with the
place! The building in the foreground has replaced the ruins but the
other building remains
View from road intersecting directly opposite the original structure now the
Bar du Stade advertising tobacco and lotto tickets, amongst other items.
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