Information wanted, mission Mobile Signal Unit (UK) during D-Day landings

Discussion in 'NW Europe' started by fredvogels, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. fredvogels

    fredvogels Back to Normandy

    Dear Fred,
    I am hoping you may be able to help me or at least point me in the right direction.I am looking for information re my father who was in the RAF, in Signals and who was involved in the Normandy landings, he always told me he landed at Ste Mere Eglise the night before the landings. I have visited the village several times and have been unable to find any information concerning British Airmen landing in this area which was predominantly an American area. I have also got my father's service records from Cranwell but they do not hold much information....he was at Chigwell(UUF) on 27 3 1944 and AEAF MSU (AEAFHQ (Unit) on 2 8 1944. My father died nearly forty years ago and I am afraid my recollections of the things he told me as a child have dimmed....but I distinctly remember Ste Mere Eglise. I would really appreciate any help you can give me , my husband and I will be in Ste Mere Eglise for the 70th anniversary and it would be good to have further information if possible, we were there for the 65 th Anniversary.
    With many thanks,
    Linda Gxxx
    Father's name: Edward (Ted) Gxx
    Number: 1694xx
  2. RemeDesertRat

    RemeDesertRat Very Senior Member

    Nos. 543,554,582,585,5006,5030,5132,5131,5153,5160 and 5276 MSU landed during the assault phase but I'm not sure where.

    15082 ground control intercept unit and 21 base defence sector landed through first american army sector.

    Info comes from orders of battle by liut. Col. Jolsen.

    Hoping someone else more knowledgeable can help.
  3. Trux

    Trux 21 AG

    There is a thread on this forum which will probably answer your question. It has the catchy title of RAF Units in D Day Landings on Omaha Beach' by DoctorD. It concerns a British radar unit landing on the US beaches together with its associated mobile signals units.

  4. fredvogels

    fredvogels Back to Normandy

    Is it reasonable to think that a UK member of a MSU has landed in Sainte Mere Eglise?
  5. Robbozinoz

    Robbozinoz Member

  6. fredvogels

    fredvogels Back to Normandy

    Thanks! I will pass the information!

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