Kind Of Off Topic. June 6th 2004
Posted 11 February 2004 - 07:33 PM
if this needs to be moved to the off topic nick, feel free mate. sorry, i just thought id get a better response here.
Posted 11 February 2004 - 07:38 PM
Posted 11 February 2004 - 08:35 PM
I was in Switzerland when the 40th aniversary of D Day came up and traveled to Normandy. That was when Reagan was there for the ceremony. There was so much security that it was difficult to get near the event. It is inspiring to be around the Pas de Calaise Ciffs, beaches, cemetary, museum, etc.
Posted 11 February 2004 - 11:03 PM
The ship is currently is Mobile, we go into dry dock later this month, if all goes we'll travel up to Boston and DC this summer and have the ship open for tours. She is 328 ft long and fifty ft wide, her flat bottom (for beaching) makes her ride rough...
How about that... still operational 60 years after delivering her cargo to Omaha beach late June 6 - early June 7... After that she made another 44 trips across the channel.
June 12 1944 - from the national archives
Posted 11 February 2004 - 11:25 PM
If you go to the museum, ask for Andre Heintz. Andre fought with the underground and has to be almost 90 now, but I think he is still working at the museum part time.
Posted 12 February 2004 - 11:56 AM