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Raymond S. HOBACK - 29th Division.
Bedford Boys Fallen - Raymond Samuel HOBACK never had a chance to reach 100 years old today. Instead, he sacrified his life for our freedom... Raymond may have made it out of his landing craft, but he never made it to shore. Others recall seeing his body in the water. Bedford also failed to make in on the beach. He was killed by an exploding 88mm shell. Their time in the battle could be measured in minutes... [American D-Day facebookRead more...
[Posted: 2020-01-21 22:40:05]
RIP - Robert GIGUERE - Navy.
It is with heavy heart we learn the passing of Mr. Robert GIGUERE, a veteran of D-Day (Normandy)... He was 93... Four days earlier, Giguere rode across the choppy English Channel toward the Normandy coast with the Sixth Naval Beach Battalion. When his carrier grounded on the beach, a Teller mine detonated from beneath and tore through the ship's hull, Killing several soldiers below deck... [American D-Day facebookRead more...
[Posted: 2020-01-21 22:58:23]
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Bonjour Je fais des recherches sur le lieutenant HILL D F. Pourriez vous m'indiquer quel était son army serial number. Par avance merci Dominique Lombard
Honored by Dominique Lombard
[Posted: 2021-11-18 12:45:39]
Italo J. Breda my youngest uncle, born in Suffolk County Massachusetts in 1923. the son Of Italian Immigrants,Merito and Theresa Breda.Italo served in the service of the United States Of America with his older brothers and surrendered his young life in combat at the age 21 years,to allow freedom,lib
Honored by Wayne J Breda MD,DSc.
[Posted: 2021-05-21 01:16:39]
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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.