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    by vichatherly Updated Sep 2, 2013

    This is an excellent museum which tells the story of what happened in the surrounding area of Utah beach on D-Day.

    It has recently been extended to now include the splendid American twin-engine B26 "Dinah Might"

    There is an entrance fee, discounted with a Normandie Pass.

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    by vichatherly Updated Aug 13, 2009

    Assault time 06:30
    Night parachute drops on the by the US 82nd Airborne Division and the US 101st Airborne Division. The weather was bad with thick cloud making the drops difficult as the pathfinders missed their drop zones and set up their homing beacons in the wrong places.

    Leading Formations
    8th Regimental Combat Team of the US 4th Infantry Division

    Objective of the Day
    The objective of the day was to landing troops to link up with the airborne troops at Ste Marie du Mont and Ste Mere Eglise.

    The beach landings were an amazing success as, even though some of the boats landed in the wrong place, over 23,000 troops landed and there were only 210 were killed wounded or missing. The airborne that jumped in were not so fortunate, but by the end of the day all objectives were achieved.

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    by vichatherly Written Aug 4, 2009

    This was inaugurated on 27th September 2008 on the highest point overlooking D-Day Beach - Utah.

    A magnificent sculpture by Stephen Spears

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Sainte-Marie-du-Mont Off The Beaten Path

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    by vichatherly Updated Sep 2, 2013

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    Richard D Winters, Easy Company, 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division

    A true leader of men, in the hardest if times. If you're looking for a role model, then look no further. A MUST visit for any Band of Brothers fan.

    The 12-foot tall bronze statue was unveiled on 6 June 6 2012, the 68th Anniversary of the D-Day landing.

    Winters only agreed for the statue to bear his resemblance on the agreement the monument would be dedicated to all junior officers who served and died during the Normandy landings.

    The dedication reads:
    "Wars do not make men great, but they do bring out the greatness in good men"
    Dedicated to all those who led the way on D-Day

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