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Omaha Beach D Day 1st Lieutenant Jimmie Monteith Jr

By | August 27th, 2013|Categories: 1st Infantry Division, 70th Anniversary, D Day, D Day Cemeteries, D Day Memorials, Medal of Honor, Omaha Beach|

Omaha Beach: US Cemetery Colleville Sur Mer 1st Lieutenant Jimmie W Monteith Jr 16th Inf/Rgt / 1st Infantry Division. Landing with the first wave at Fox Sector on OMAHA Beach on D-Day 6th June 1944, Jimmie Monteith was one of approximately 3,000 United States casualties on OMAHA Beach. His outstanding bravery and leadership led to a [...]

Operation Husky, Sicily. 70 year Anniversary

By | July 16th, 2013|Categories: 70th Anniversary, D Day 70, Operation Husky|

Operation Husky. The Invasion of Sicily 70 years ago this week on 9th-10th July 1943, the Western Allies launched Operation Husky, the Invasion of Sicily. It was the starting point for the assault on Hitler's forces in Europe. Churchill described Sicily and Italy as "the sofe underbelly of Europe".  Strategically Husky achieved all the goals set [...]

Fete de la Liberation, St James, Normandy

By | June 6th, 2013|Categories: 70th Anniversary, D Day, D Day 70, D Day Cemeteries, D Day Memorials|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Alongside the Memorial Day Service at the U.S. Cemetery at St. James, the town hosts 'The Fete De La Liberation' A weekend programme of events featuring veteran WW2 vehicles both military and civilian. The vehicles were parked up around the town, so as you wandered around you never knew quite what was around the next corner. [...]

Memphis Belle completes its full tour. 70 years ago today.

By | May 17th, 2013|Categories: 70th Anniversary, D Day 70, USAF|Tags: , , , |

Following on from yesterday's post on the Dambusters Raid. Seventy years ago today the crew of the U.S. Army 8th Airforce Bomber 'The Memphis Belle' completed the 25th and final mission of their tour. They were the first crew to complete a full tour of 25 operations since the U.S. Army Air Force arrived in England [...]

The Dambusters Raid “Operation Chastise”, 70 years ago today

By | May 17th, 2013|Categories: 70th Anniversary, Lancaster Bomber, RAF, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

70 yrs ago today, 19 Lancaster bombers of 617 Squadron RAF skilfully attacked the great dams of Western Germany using an innovative new Bouncing Bomb developed by Barnes Wallis to breach the dam defences . 'Operation Chastise' the official title of the Dambusters Raid was a partial success. Of the five intended targets only two of [...]

Arctic Star Medal awarded to sailors of the Arctic convoys

By | April 20th, 2013|Categories: 70th Anniversary, Merchant Navy, Normandy|Tags: , , |

Everyone involved in D Day Tours Normandy is delighted to hear that at long last the British Government has recognised the efforts of the men who sailed the Arctic Convoys during the Second World War. these brave men not only had to fight the enemy, but the harshest of sea conditions. We also acknowledge the long [...]

Battle of the Barents Sea

By | December 31st, 2012|Categories: 70th Anniversary, Merchant Navy|Tags: |

Seventy years ago today, on 31st December 1942, Allied convoy JW51B, en route to the Kola Inlet in Russia was intercepted by the German Pocket Battleship Lutzow and the Heavy Cruiser Hipper. The attack was beaten off by the convoy escorts and the timely arrival of two British Cruisers HMS Jamaica and HMS Sheffield. The battle [...]