Omaha Beach

 

 

SPEARHEADING IN FRANCE
DIRECTORY
6 June 1944 –
This Beach Bought & Paid For.

24 June 1944 –
3d Armored Division Arrives.

OMAHA BEACH – 24 JUNE, 1944

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

“We followed another tank through the opening in the hedge row. As soon as we got through the assistant driver started screaming that there was a German tank just to our right side. I traversed the turret.  But I could not see the German in the tangle of trees and brush.  I looked and looked. The German tank fired and hit us right in the side by the assistant drivers position and killed him. I couldn’t see the German…. I just couldn’t see the German.”

Mr. Mattingly
3d Armored Division
Normandy in the Bocage hedgerows 1944