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List of books on the landings of June 6, 1944 in Normandy.
Certain books are currently out of print but you will find a descriptive card for each one of them.
This list is not exhaustive, this is just my own books.

 

 


17 Juin 2017 :
Cérémonies 2017 : Les photographies prises pendant le 73è anniversaire du débarquement sont en ligne sur le site.
Celebrations 2017 : The photographs taken during the 73rd anniversary of D-Day are on line on the website.

10 Mars 2017:
Men of D-Day : Nouveau témoignage - Edward W. Shimko et ses hommes embarquèrent dans un planeur CG-4A le 7 Juin à destination de la Normandie, mission Galveston. Au lieu de leur LZ "W" initialement prévue dans le Cotentin ils se posent 70kms plus à l'Est, près de Bieville-Beuville au Nord de Caen. Ils rejoindront leur unité, le 325th GIR, 8 jours plus tard.
Men of D-Day : New testimony - Edward W. Shimko and his men boarded in a CG-4A glider on 7 June toward Normandy, mission Galveston. Instead of their designated Landing zone "W" in the Cotentin Peninsula, they landed 70 kilometers to the East, near Bieville-Beuville, North of Caen. They spent 8 days to went back to their unit, The 325th GIR.

08 Décembre 2016 :
Divers : Joyeux Anniversaire "D-Day: Etat des Lieux". Dix huit ans de présence sur internet.
Miscellanous : Happy Birthday "D-Day: Etat des Lieux". Eighteen years on the internet for the website.

20 Juin 2016 :
Cérémonies 2016 : Les photographies prises pendant le 72è anniversaire du débarquement sont en ligne sur le site.
Celebrations 2016 : The photographs taken during the 72nd anniversary of D-Day are on line on the website.

18 Décembre 2015:
D-Day L'assaut : Ajout des navires composant la Force J. Les navires destinés au transport et au support des troupes canadiennes devant débarquer sur Juno. Cartes de défenses et de situation.
D-Day The assault : Adding ships of Force J. Ships used to carry or support the Canadians troops which will land on Juno. Maps of defences and situation.

08 Décembre 2015 :
Divers : Joyeux Anniversaire "D-Day: Etat des Lieux". Dix Sept ans de présence sur internet.
Miscellanous : Happy Birthday "D-Day: Etat des Lieux". Seventeen years on the internet for the website.

30 Septembre 2015:
Men of D-Day : Nouveau témoignage - Charles S. Cartwright était pilote au sein du 62nd Troop Carrier Squadron du 314th Troop Carrier Group. Dans la nuit du 5 au 6 juin, lors de la mission Boston, il doit parachuter des éléments de la 82nd Airborne sur la DZ "N". Après trois passages sur la DZ, son C-47 est abattu et il doit effectuer un atterrissage forcé, de nuit, dans un champ du Cotentin.
Men of D-Day : New testimony - Charles S. Cartwright was pilot in the 62nd Troop Carrier Squadron - 314th Troop Carrier Group. During the night 5 / 6 June 1944, during mission Boston, he was to drop elements of the 82nd Airborne on DZ "N". After three passes over DZ, his C-47 is shot down and he is forced to make a crash-landing, at night, in a field of the Cotentin peninsula.
21 Septembre 2015:
Men of D-Day : Nouveau témoignage - John C. Hanscom était pilote de planeur au sein du 89th Troop Carrier Squadron du 438th Troop Carrier Group. Le 6 juin, lors de la mission Elmira, il est co-pilote d'un Horsa qui amène des éléments de la 82nd Airborne en Normandie.
Men of D-Day : New testimony - John C. Hanscom was Glider pilot in the 89th Troop Carrier Squadron - 438th Troop Carrier Group. On 6 June 1944, during mission Elmira, he is co-pilot of a Horsa glider, carrying elements of the 82nd Airborne in Normandy.
12 Septembre 2015:
Men of D-Day : Nouveau témoignage - Henry C. Hobbs était pilote de planeur et Glider officer au sein du 93rd Troop Carrier Squadron du 439th Troop Carrier Group. Le 7 juin, lors de la mission Hackensack, il est aux commandes du Horsa en tête de la formation.
Men of D-Day : New testimony - Henry C. Hobbs was Glider officer in the 93rd Troop Carrier Squadron - 439th Troop Carrier Group. On 7 June 1944, during mission Hackensack, he is at the controls of a Horsa glider, leading the formation.
04 Septembre 2015:
Men of D-Day : Nouveau témoignage - John J. Prince était pilote au sein du 303rd Troop Carrier Squadron du 442nd Troop Carrier Group. Dans la nuit du 5 au 6 juin il est aux commandes d'un C-47 lors de la mission Boston. Touché par la flak il est contraint d'effectuer une atterrissage forcé en territoire ennemi. Son témoignage est recueilli lors de son retour en Angleterre.
Men of D-Day : New testimony - John J. Prince was pilot in the 303rd Troop Carrier Squadron - 442nd Troop Carrier Group. During the night 5, 6 June1944 he is at the controls of a C-47 during mission Elmira. Shot down by Anti-Aircraft artillery he made a crash landing in ennemy territory. His testimony was recorded when he went back to England, as part of his Escape Evasion interrogation.
07 Juillet 2015:
Men of D-Day : Nouveau témoignage - Zane H. Graves était pilote de planeur au sein du 82nd Troop Carrier Squadron du 436th Troop Carrier Group. Le 6 juin il est aux commandes d'un planeur Horsa durant le mission Elmira.
Men of D-Day : New testimony - Zane H. Graves was glider pilot in the 82nd Troop Carrier Squadron - 436th Troop Carrier Group. On june 6, 1944 he is at the controls of a horsa glider during mission Elmira.

23 Juin 2015 :
Cérémonies 2015 : Les photographies prises pendant le 71è anniversaire du débarquement sont en ligne sur le site.
Celebrations 2015 : The photographs taken during the 71st anniversary of D-Day are on line on the website.

17 Janvier 2015:
Men of D-Day : Nouveau témoignage - Harvey Cohen était pilote dans un C-47 du 314th Troop Carrier Group et largua ses parachutistes sur la DZ "N" près de Picauville. Le 7 juin au matin il participe également à la mission de ravitaillement codée "Freeport".
Men of D-Day : New testimony - Harvey Cohen was pilot in a C-47 of the 314th Troop Carrier Group and dropped his paratroops on DZ "N" near the village of Picauville. On June 7 in the morning, he took part in the resupply mission codenamed "Freeport"
08 Novembre 2014:
Men of D-Day : Nouveau témoignage - Robert D. Dopita était co-pilote dans un C-47 du 436th Troop Carrier Group et largua ses parachutistes sur la DZ "A". De retour à sa base il écrit une lettre à sa famille, ses premières impressions.
Men of D-Day : New testimony - Robert D. Dopita was co-pilot in a C-47 of the 436th Troop Carrier Group and dropped his paratroops on DZ "A". Back to his base in England he wrote a letter to his family, his first impressions.

06 Octobre 2014 :
Cérémonies 2014 : Retour en Normandie. Un parachutiste retrouve le C-47 à partir duquel il sauta le Jour-J.
Celebrations 2014 : Return to Normandy. A paratrooper meet again the C-47 he jumped on D-day.

15 Septembre 2014 :
Les Cimetières : Les photographies et la localisation du cimetière Allemand de Huisnes sur Mer sont désormais disponibles sur le site.
The Cemeteries : The Photographs and localisation of German cemetery of Huisnes sur Mer are now available on the website.

23 Juin 2014 :
Cérémonies 2014 : Les photographies prises pendant le 70è anniversaire du débarquement sont en ligne sur le site.
Celebrations 2014 : The photographs taken during the 70th anniversary of D-Day are on line on the website.

08 Décembre 2013 :
Divers : Joyeux Anniversaire "D-Day: Etat des Lieux". Quinze ans de présence sur internet.
Miscellanous : Happy Birthday "D-Day: Etat des Lieux". Fiveteen years on the internet for the website.

27 Novembre 2013:
Men of D-Day : Nouveau témoignage - Leonard L. Baer était navigateur à bord d'un C-47 du 438th Troop Carrier Group. Son avion est abattu et ils effectuent un atterrissage forçé lors de la mission Elmira, le 6 juin au soir.
Men of D-Day : New testimony - Leonard L. Baer was navigator aboard a C-47 from the 438th Troop Carrier Group. His plane was shot down and crash-landed during mission Elmira, on the evening of 6 june.
25 Octobre 2013 :
Cérémonies 2014 : Les premières informations concernant les cérémonies du 70è anniversaire du débarquement viennent d'arriver. Le programme sera complété au fur et à mesure que de nouvelles informations me seront communiquées.
Celebrations 2014 : The first informations about the celebrations of the 70th anniversary are online. The program will be completed as soon as I will know new events.
22 Octobre 2013:
Men of D-Day : Nouveau témoignage - William Hampton Johnson, était Staff Sergeant dans la 215th Signal Depot Company, et responsable de la réparation de l'équipement radio. Il débarqua sur Omaha Beach, secteur Dog Red, lors de la troisième vague le Jour-J.
Men of D-Day : New testimony - William Hampton Johnson, was a Staff Sergeant in the 215th Signal Depot Company, and was responsible for repairing radio equipment. He landed on Omaha Beach, Dog Red, third wave on D-Day.
24 Septembre 2013:
Men of D-Day : Nouveau témoignage - Louis R. Emerson Jr. était pilote au sein du 437th Troop Carrier Group. Le 6 juin il participe à deux missions de remorquage de planeurs vers la Normandie. Au cours de la seconde mission lui et son équipage sont abattus par la dca allemande et, après un atterrissage forcé, réussissent à rejoindre la plage puis l'Angleterre. Louis R. Emerson Jr. reçut la Distinguished Flying Cross pour son action le Jour-J.
Men of D-Day : New testimony - Louis R. Emerson Jr. was a C-47 pilot in the 437th Troop Carrier Group. On June 6 he took part in two missions, towing gliders into Normandy. During the second one his plane is shot down by German flak. After the crash landing the aircrew managed to escape and reach the beach where they were sent back to England. Louis R. Emerson Jr. was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his action on d-day.
23 Juillet 2002 :
Divers - Omaha Beach : La Décision !
Le préfet du Calvados vient de prendre la décision d'interdire l'implantation d'un parc à moules sur la zone d'Omaha Beach.      
8 Décembre 1998 :
Site - Mise en Ligne du site D-Day : Etat des Lieux

Normandy is a true museum in open air. The vestiges and cemeteries are everywhere in the landscape.
More than 300 Black & White photographs taken during years invite you to the walk and discovery in this Historical area.



They are Americans, British, Canadians, French...
On 6 June 1944 they landed on the beaches or were civilians and lived the arrival of the allied troops. They agreed to testify to share with us their experiences and to be sure that it won't be forgotten.



6 June 1944, eight Allied divisions land, by air or by sea, in Normandy.
Which were these divisions? Which were their orders and their commanders? Which was the planning for their landing and what happened during the day, sector by sector?
Follow the timeline of 6 June 1944 hour by hour and look at the different maps of the operations.



You come to Normandy and wish to visit one of the many museums dedicated to D-Day or the battle of Normandy?
You will find in these pages the information necessary for a good trip in the area.




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