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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 Military Police Plt.
After Action Report
At 0740 hours (H plus 70), 6 June 1944, two officers and thirty-four enlisted men, and advance traffic section of the 29th Infantry Division Military Police Platoon, attached to the 116th Regimental Combat Team, debarked from LCI #94 and came ashore on the Normandy Beachhead in France. Six men of this section landed at 2200 hours and joined the following day.
This unit, according to plan, was to land at Omaha Beach (665906), but due to poor visibility debarked approximately two miles east of this point, and in the 1st Infantry Division area in rear of troops of the 16th Regimental Combat Team.
The advance traffic section mission on landing was to control the traffic on the beach, beach exits, and the roads leading to the vehicle transit areas in the zone of the 29th Infantry Division.
On landing, the assaulting troops were met by continuous heavy artillery, mortar, and small arms fire, and the military police fought with the infantry in their advance from the beach to their objectives until following morning.
On the morning of 7 June 1944, in attempting to contact Military Police Platoon Headquarters, the advance traffic section joined the 2nd Battalion of 116th Infantry in its advance toward Vierville-sur-Mer, as it was know that the headquarters as in this vicinity. The military police assisted the infantry in evacuating the wounded and guarding of captured prisoners in this advance.
The Headquarters of the Military Police Platoon debarked from LCI #414 and came ashore on Omaha Beach at 1600 hours, 6 June 1944. The command post was established with Division Headquarters at a stone quarry just off the beach, four hundred yards south of Vierville-sur-Mer (643900).
At approximately 1700 hours, 7 June 1944, the advance traffic section reached Vierville-sur-Mer and contacted Platoon Headquarters. Traffic posts were immediately established and a Division Prisoner of War Collecting Point was put in operation.