D Day Anniversary

Discussion in 'All Anniversaries' started by Tom Canning, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I didnt mention it cos I been camping with the family in Hastings.
    No internet.
    We dont even have EHU , we're still old style campers with a whistling kettle.
     
  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I didnt mention it cos I been camping with the family in Hastings.
    No internet.
    We dont even have EHU , we're still old style campers with a whistling kettle.

    Heathen - Glamping is the way forward :lol:
     
  4. GPRegt

    GPRegt Senior Member

    Only one of six to be paraded.

    Steve W.
     

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  5. mimike

    mimike Junior Member

    Our local newspaper (Tyler, TX) reprinted Ernie Pyle’s D-Day reports - very, very good. It is easy to see why he was so acclaimed.
     
  6. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Good to have you back Brian.

    Lesley
     
  7. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    The Normandy Tourism site: 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy - Normandy Tourism, France

    Has a lot of links associated with D-Day / anniversary etc.

    Re. events and various veteran accounts.

    And there is also an associated slideshow of D-Day associated WW2 pictures here:

    PhotosNormandie's Photostream

    (nb. if you click on the "show info" button - as the WW2 pictures scroll you can get the photo description. A lot of these pictures seem to come from the archives of Life magazine, although there is a wide mix of other sources too).
     
  8. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    By the way, re. the pictures in the Normandy Photostream: PhotosNormandie's Photostream

    Pointed to via the Normandy Tourism site: 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy - Normandy Tourism, France

    I found it interesting to see such a wide variety of WW2 Normandy pictures there, but equally, quite frustrating as even with the "show info" button I thought it would be "nice" to just be able to know more about each individual picture, or even to be able to search them in some way, i.e. by "keywords" for example.

    (Nb. for those not used to using flickr - the "help" option gives a slideshow help with some useful keyboard shortcuts to help navigate / pause etc. the "slideshow".

    This link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/photosnormandie/

    Does enable you to "search" e.g. I tried with "Sherwood" and got: Search: Sherwood | Flickr

    "Le LST -21 (équipage USCG) Force G, Groupe "A"

    Il transporte les éléments de la 56th Independent Inf. Brigade rattachée à la 50th (Northumbrian) Inf. Div. sur Jig Green Gold Beach à Arromanches . Et doit débarquer les troupes à H+6.

    Le Sherman "Virgin" est un modèle OP (Observation Post), il est transporté sur le Tank deck, il fait partie du HQ Brigade de la 8th Independent Armoured Brigade (voir le signe tactique 993 combiné à l'insigne de la brigade : la tête de renard rouge sur fond jaune), le camion à gauche est celui du Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers) lui aussi de la 8th Armoured Brigade.

    Les unités et éléments de la 56th Brigade embarquent à Southampton. Le 1er juin, le LST transporte 20 officiers, 205 soldats et 73 véhicules. 4 juin un Rhino ferry F-100 et un Rhino tug qui seront remorqués. 5 Juin départ en direction de Le Hamel & Arromanches.

    En route le Rhino tug coupe ses amarres et part à la dérive.

    12h10 le 6/6/1944, le LST-21 arrive devant Gold Beach. Il "lâche" son Rhino. 13h50 les six DUKW du 705th General Tranport Company sont mis à l'eau.

    Pendant ce temps "Jig Green" est sous les tirs d'un 88mm situé à l'ouest d'Arromanches.

    15h40 le premier transfère sur le Rhino ferry pour la plage (moment ou doit est prise la photo, puis que c'est le Tank deck qui est vidé en premier.)

    19h15 le LST-21 se dirige vers le Rhino ferry qui a du mal à avancer du fait des courants marins. Le LST embarque alors 13 blessés qui arrivent sur un DUKW. Le Rhino ferry rejoint enfin le LST à 21h45 et repart à 22h40 avec ce qui reste des véhicules.

    A 22h30 et 22h42, il est pris pour cible lors d'une attaque aérienne allemande mais sans dégâts.

    Le 7 juin à 11h20, il repart en convoi vers Southampton, et arrive à East Solent à 20h55.

    Il retournera sur Jig Beach le 10 juin, avec 40 véhicules et 146 hommes.

    Nous le retrouverons le 31 juillet à Cherbourg déchargeant des wagons reportage p012670, p012675, p012677, p012678
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