Gooseberries and Mulberries at Normandy 1944

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  1. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    I shall post a series of photos and plans relating to the 5 gooseberry harbours and 2 mulberries off the cost of normandy during 1944. I found these in a file at kew in trying to find out some information for another Forum Member. I will check this file out again when I have more time.
     
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    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

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    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    Mulberry B 22 June 1944.

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    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    Mulberry B on 30 July 1944.

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  5. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    Location of Gooseberry 1 off Utah Beach.

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  6. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    Location of Mulberry A and Gooseberry 2 off Omaha at St. Laurent.

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  7. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    Location of Mulberry B and Gooseberry 3 off Gold Beach at Arromanches.

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  8. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    Location of Gooseberry 4 off Juno Beach at Courseulles.

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  9. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    Location of Gooseberry 5 off Sword Beach, at Ouistreham.

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  10. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    Gooseberry 2 off St Laurent during the storm on 20 June 1944.

    Look at the waves breaking over the ship indicated with an arrow.

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  11. idler

    idler GeneralList

    An interesting series of shots before and after the great storm (19 Jun).

    Good stuff - more to come?
     
  12. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    Gooseberry 4 at Courseulles during the storm on 20 June 1944.

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  13. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    Plans of Mulberry A and Gooseberry 2 at St Laurent.

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  14. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    Gooseberry 5 at Ouistreham

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  15. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Great pictures there Rob, thanks for posting them.
    The Mulbeeries/Gooseberries have always interested me and, having seen the remains of the Arromanches Mulberry many times, I am always impressed that so much of it remains.
    Slightly off topic but many years ago my Father worked for Phoenix Timber in Rainham, Essex and they had reputedly a section of one of the Mullberries on the Thames as their timber wharf. I worked there for a few weeks when I left school and part of the job in plant maintenance was respond to breakdown phone calls and record any problems with plant on what was still referred to as the Mullberry. It makes sort of sense now where the company name came from! Not sure if the wharf is still there now.
    Note to self: bit of research to do into that.

    Best regards mate,

    Mike
     
  16. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    (I will endeavor to try and restore this thread. Thread locked and my images locked from my photobucket account)

    Mulberry B at Arromances 18 June 1944.

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  17. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    Mulberry B 22 June 1944.

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    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    Mulberry B on 30 July 1944.

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  19. idler

    idler GeneralList

    Thanks for making the effort (again)!
    Can't believe how old this thread is, though.
     
  20. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    Location of Gooseberry 1 off Utah Beach.

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