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Trump to visit France for D-Day 75th anniversary
US President Donald Trump is to visit Normandy in June this year for the 75th anniversary commemorations of D-Day, he has said. Mr Trump made the announcement during a reception of World War II veterans in the Presidential Oval Office, at the White House, in Washington DC. [Connexion FranceRead more...
[Posted: 2019-04-30 09:01:00]
Bernard DARGOLS, 98, died April 28, 2019
We have just learned that Bernard DARGOLS has died. Bernard DARGOLS landed on Omaha Beach with 2nd Infantry Division. Read more...
[Posted: 2019-04-29 22:00:00]
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RIP cousin; your valor will be my mission to ensure it is acknowledged
Honored by Mariann Cheney
[Posted: 2019-11-18 12:17:44]
Allen Machan (He apparently went by Allen) was nephew to my Grandmother Genevieve Geddes. I was told as a child he died at D-Day but they didn't know any more details. His dad is Andrew Machan and mom is Hazel-Mae Machan, nee Goodman. Allen was born in Canada, as was his dad. His mom was born in Iow
Honored by Michael Geddes
[Posted: 2019-09-10 08:12:29]
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29th Division, 29th Signal Co.
After Action Report
In the invasion of French coast by the 29th Infantry Division, the 29th Signal Company played a prominent part in establishing and maintaining communications in support of the assault forces. The company was divided into three operating echelons as follows: Advance Division Headquarters Group, Division Headquarters, and Division Rear Group. The advance Group consisted of two officers and forty-six enlisted men with signal equipment necessary to establish a CP ashore. The first element of the Advance Group of the 29th Signal Company landed on Easy Green Beach, Normandy, France, on D-Day at approximately 0900 hours, 6th of June 1944 while the beach was under constant artillery and small arms fire. First communications were established at Brigadier General Cota's initial CP located in defilade on the beach some twenty-five yards from the water line. Contact with 1st US Infantry Division, 116th Infantry Regiment and the Engineer Shore Brigade was established by radio at 0930 hours. At 1400 B hours the CP was moved inland some three hundred yards under shelter of a bluff overlooking the beach. At 1700 hours the CP was again moved inland to the outskirts of Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, where wire communications were established to V Corps, 1st US Infantry Division, 116th Infantry Regiment, and the Engineer Shore Brigade.
Communications were maintained through the night of D-Day and D+1 under most hazardous conditions and at 1600 B hours, 7th June 1944 the Advance CP Group rejoined the main Division CP located in a rock quarry one hundred yards from the beach on the road leading from the beach exit to Vierville-sur-Mer. At approximately 2000 B hours 8th June 1944, the 29th Division CP was established in a chateau in Vierville-sur-Mer.
Throughout the 8th June 1944, the main Division Headquarters Group of the Signal Company landed on Dog Red Beach, Normandy, France, after remaining afloat off the beaches since 6th June. Signal communications for the new Division CP were installed immediately in Vierville-sur-Mer. Signal Company personnel installed, maintained, and operated communications for the Division CP and from Division CP to the regiments.