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Sub-Lieutenant George "Jimmy" Green, 551 Flotilla, has died.
We have just learned that Jimmy Green has died. Sub-Lieutenant George Green carried the men of the A company, 116th Regiment, 29th Division onto Dog Green, Omaha Beach on landing craft in the very first minutes of the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944. Read more...
[Posted: 2016-05-14 09:33:04]
Virginia Beach - Cary Lee Jarvis, 94, of Virginia Beach, died April 28, 2016
He was a staff sergeant when he landed D-Day, first wave, on Omaha beach, a member of the C-Battery of the 111th Artillery Battalion, 29th Division.  Read more...
[Posted: 2016-05-03 19:10:18]
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WALL - IN MEMORY OF: [See all Messages]
PIERSON ROBERT M
411TH AA GUN BATTALION
Dear Pierson Family, I was at Omaha Beach cemetery a few weeks ago, and saw the Star of David for Robert, and put a stone on it.Just to let you know he is in my thoughts and prayers even though I never met him. Most sincerely, Karen Silverman
Honored by karen silverman
[Posted: 2017-12-13 04:23:19]
PAVLOVSKY WILLIAM L
370TH FIGHTER GROUP
I am a proud American from the great state of California. When I was in Normany this Summer, I visited the American Cemetary with my family. I saw the Grave of Lt. Pavlovsky. I saw that he was from California also. I took a picture of his gravestone so I could bring him back home not in body but
Honored by John Winters
[Posted: 2017-12-01 07:31:03]
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1st Division, 26th Regiment, Headquarters
Journal
June 6 - At daylight no land can be observed. 0720 hours was to be "H" hour for the invasion of Europa Festung (The Fortress of Europe). We are to land on Omaha Fox Green beach. The 16th Infantry is the assault force coupled with the 116 Infantry of the 29th Division. The 18th Infantry follows the 16th Infantry and the 26th Inf. is scheduled to land, as reserve, at "H" plus 12 or approximately 1930 hrs. At 1000 hrs. we first observed land on our right flank (starboard bow). We were first able to discern the beach at 1500 hrs. It seems to be littered with equipment. Enemy fire falling length and breadth of the whole beach. It must be really tough ashore. Colonel Corley and the Bn. hit Omaha Easy Red Beach between 1800 and 1900 hrs. after vainly trying to get in on Fox Green. "I", "K", and "M" Companies landed during this period and moved inland under control of Colonel Corley. "L" Co. moved in on Fox Green as intended under Captain Billings control. They joined with the 16th Inf. in the vicinity of Colleville-sur-Mer and went into action. Colonel Corley's command reports the beach an utter shambles. Equipment scattered everywhere. Beach under observed artillery fire. Derelict sea-craft hung up on the beach - a few on fire. The colonel led the Battalion through the one gap they were able to traverse. Moved toward assembly area and ran into the Regimental CP in an over-ran gun emplacement. Received orders to hold the Battalion in place for a possible change of orders. Order came and Bn. moved to draw north of St.-Laurent-sur-Mer. Captain Moultrop injured. Lieutenant Cornwell placed in command of "K" Co. Major Carvey with second command group left LST 494 at 2145 hrs. and landed on Omaha Easy Red Beach. Major Carvey, Captain Ford, Lieutenants, Willis, Huff, Egge > and 31 EM were in one LCVP that struck a mine and sank. Captain Hughes took charge and let the group to a point some 1700 yards off the beach where he contacted the rest of the Bn. At this point Hq. Co., I, K, & M Co's. formed the complete Battalion. At 2300 hrs. German Dive Bombers bombed the beach area. At 2300 hrs the Bn. moved out in column of files because of mine fields. Held up almost at once while Colonel Corley reports to regiment again. During this time check on Hq. Co. finds only 27 men present. Lieutenant Brown placed in temporary charge of the company. Colonel Corley received orders that 116th and 115th are attacking St.-Laurent-sur-Mer and that 3rd Bn. is to by-pass the town and seize the high ground on the south of town. Battalion moved out at 1230 hrs. with "K" Co. leading.