Archive for the ‘Omaha Beach’ Category

Returning to the “History of 741st Tank Battalion, for months of June and July 1944,” we pick up the action where we left off on Tuesday, with the surviving tanks of the 741st hitting bloody Omaha Beach on D-Day. “…The DD tanks which succeeded in reaching the shore immediately opened fire on the entrenched enemy [...]

I recently came across an interesting “History of the 741st Tank Battalion, for the months of June and July 1944″–typed pages stapled together and stamped “SECRET.” The 741st was attached to the Big Red One for the D-Day landing at Omaha Beach – Normandy, France. Among other weaponry the 741st employed the truly unique Sherman [...]

In honor of the 67th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy in World War II, we continue with our D-Day theme of the week.  This edition of Letters From War Wednesday features a brief note home from American infantryman, Ed McGinley.  McGinley served with the 29th Infantry Division, which suffered staggering losses in their [...]

This Wednesday’s Letter From War comes to us from World War II.  Ed McGinley landed on Normandy’s bloody Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944, with the 115th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division. McGinley survived to fight through the hedgerows of Normandy.  He and his unit helped secure St. Lo before heading west. By the time [...]

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