6th Airborne Division: How effective was its contribution to the success of the D-Day landings in Normandy 1944?

6th Airborne Division: How effective was its contribution to the success of the D-Day landings in Normandy 1944? Malcolm A. Clough D-Day Tours of Normandy A dissertation, posted in seven parts (plus appendices) Part 1:  Introduction Part 2:  The Development of British Airborne Forces Part 3:  The Arms and Equipment of British Airborne [...]

By |2020-04-12T22:35:41+02:00December 30th, 2019|Categories: 6th Airborne Division, D Day, Paratroopers|Tags: |0 Comments

The Longues Sur Mer Battery, Normandy, France

The Longues Sur Mer battery is strategically situated on the cliffs between Arromanches and Port en Bessin overlooking the D-Day Normandy Landing beaches. The four 155mm guns with a range of eight miles were in a position to threaten either the Americans landing on OMAHA Beach or the British Landing on GOLD Beach. The guns [...]

US Paratroopers St Mere Eglise. 82nd Airborne Division

Pvte John Steele of F Company 505th PIR 82nd Airborne Division jumped into Normandy on the night of 5th-6th June 1944. Poor weather conditions led to a scattered drop and 36 men of Steele's company came down into the Church square of St Mere Eglise where they were captured or killed. Some buildings in the [...]

By |2020-01-13T02:24:48+01:00April 30th, 2013|Categories: D Day, Normandy, Paratroopers|Tags: , , , , |21 Comments

D Day Landings. Flying Tetrarch Tanks.

D Day Landings. Tetrarch Light Tanks On D Day and before, twenty Tetrarch Light Tanks were deployed by the 6th Airborne Recce Regt in Normandy. They were not very successful; several were destroyed in the transportation and landing. Those that survived were outclassed by German armour. They were mostly used for close support particularly [...]

By |2019-11-25T01:26:42+01:00April 20th, 2013|Categories: D Day, Normandy, Paratroopers, RAF, Tanks|Tags: , |0 Comments

Memorial to British Airmen. Memorial Britannique, St. Anne – Romagne, 35133 Brittany

I found this memorial quite by chance, only a few miles from our home. It was placed by the people of St. Anne in memory of Pilot Officer James Alexander Downie aged 23 yrs and Pilot Officer Victor Gwyn Ross aged 21 yrs, who were killed when their unarmed Photo-Reconaissance Mosquito (No. MM352) of 544 Squadron [...]

By |2019-11-25T01:26:42+01:00February 15th, 2013|Categories: D Day, D Day Cemeteries, D Day Memorials, Normandy, Paratroopers, RAF|0 Comments

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