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#15901 Salvage Sailor

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 03:28 PM

Nice photo with excellent details, the original is in the US National Archives

 

Caption:  Some 7,500 men of the 29th US Infantry Division, including the 175th Infantry Regiment, embarked at Polgwidden Cove for the assault landing on Omaha. Here a unit marches through Trebah towards the beach, where the LSTs await

NARA:  247548-1

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 05:40 AM



Nice photo with excellent details, the original is in the US National Archives

 

Caption:  Some 7,500 men of the 29th US Infantry Division, including the 175th Infantry Regiment, embarked at Polgwidden Cove for the assault landing on Omaha. Here a unit marches through Trebah towards the beach, where the LSTs await

NARA:  247548-1

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Hi Salvage, thanks for adding a larger image and also the details attributed to the image and the NARA details.

 

Below is a painting displayed at the Trebah gardens, showing the loading area within the gardens area.  

 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, February 10  2020

 

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 08:29 AM

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Normandy bunker defences . . . . . . . . . . 

 

Shown below is the area covered by this particular map, it is the top area right side of Cherbourg, I have highlighted on the fold-out map sixty-five locations of German bunkers, these sites range between a single bunker and ten bunkers. Not having visited all of these sites yet I don't have a bunker total so far, for me what is interesting is that they are pretty much all off the tourist / visitor routes and unvisited by tour guides and guests.  Although mainly viewed as abandoned bunkers a lot have been adopted as barns, garages or holiday houses. This particular map does not cover Utah, Omaha or the area to the left-side of Cherbourg, three more maps are necessary to cover those areas. 

 

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 09:59 AM

Nice photo with excellent details, the original is in the US National Archives
 
Caption:  Some 7,500 men of the 29th US Infantry Division, including the 175th Infantry Regiment, embarked at Polgwidden Cove for the assault landing on Omaha. Here a unit marches through Trebah towards the beach, where the LSTs await
NARA:  247548-1

ATB shot the same corner in an edition many years ago
The nails are still in the tree holding the signs up
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Posted 12 February 2020 - 03:05 PM

ATB shot the same corner in an edition many years ago
The nails are still in the tree holding the signs up
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Hi Owen,  thanks for letting us know that After the Battle covered this some years ago, I loved that magazine but it's not possible to archive so many copies of the magazine.  

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, February 12  2020

 

 

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 04:05 PM

Any idea about the soldier standing directly under the HALT sign?  His jacket looks quite a bit darker than the others in the photo.  Also, his helmet looks shiny?

 

Are the 2 men near the bicycle policemen? Those uniforms don't look familiar to me. 

 

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 04:11 PM

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Normandy bunker defences . . . . . . . . . . 

 

Shown below is the area covered by this particular map, it is the top area right side of Cherbourg, I have highlighted on the fold-out map sixty-five locations of German bunkers, these sites range between a single bunker and ten bunkers. Not having visited all of these sites yet I don't have a bunker total so far, for me what is interesting is that they are pretty much all off the tourist / visitor routes and unvisited by tour guides and guests.  Although mainly viewed as abandoned bunkers a lot have been adopted as barns, garages or holiday houses. This particular map does not cover Utah, Omaha or the area to the left-side of Cherbourg, three more maps are necessary to cover those areas. 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, February 10  2020

 

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Do you plan to check out each site that is accessible?  It would be good to have them documented while they still exist.  If they still do, aren't documented already.  

 

Sorry about the lag time in replying to these posts.  Been a bit under the weather again/still. But I still do look, and still enjoy seeing them. 

 

Mikie


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Posted 14 February 2020 - 07:44 PM

The 2 men are dressed in British uniforms and may be MPs but likely not
The other guy appears to be wearing a camouflage helmet and my be a USN man wearing their cotton work uniform similar to the army version.



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Posted 18 February 2020 - 08:59 AM

Nothing much military to report at the moment, but I thought of Rene when I saw this display at the local World Market this weekend. It was tough, but I resisted buying any.  

 

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 01:17 PM

Nothing much military to report at the moment, but I thought of Rene when I saw this display at the local World Market this weekend. It was tough, but I resisted buying any.  

 

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Hi Mikie, now that's what I'd call a very tempting display.....I admire your restraint  :)

 

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 02:02 PM

The 2 men are dressed in British uniforms and may be MPs but likely not
The other guy appears to be wearing a camouflage helmet and my be a USN man wearing their cotton work uniform similar to the army version.



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On closer inspection, that may very well be a camouflage helmet.  That didn't occur to me before you noticed it. Such good eyes around here.   And brains behind them.

 

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 02:04 PM

Hi Mikie, now that's what I'd call a very tempting display.....I admire your restraint  :)

 

Rene

I've had some reminders lately of why eating healthier is important, especially at my advanced age. Resisting was tough but had to be done.  Gouda on sale at the supermarket was impossible for me to walk away from, though.  

 

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 07:17 PM

On closer inspection, that may very well be a camouflage helmet.  That didn't occur to me before you noticed it. Such good eyes around here.   And brains behind them.
 
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Posted 22 February 2020 - 10:52 PM

It's been a little quiet around here lately. Hope everyone is well.  I don't have anything military to report, so thought I'd keep things going with something completely different.  

 

I've loved Doctor Who since catching my first episode back in 1978. So I was thrilled to have a chance recently to pick up a relic from an original 1967 Ice Warrior helmet.  The small fragment was left over from the repair of the helmet discovered a couple of years ago. 

 

Here is my little relic, and a video on the recovery of the helmet.

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Well, it may not be an M1, but it is a helmet. Have a jelly baby and enjoy!

 

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Posted 23 February 2020 - 05:58 AM

It's been a little quiet around here lately. Hope everyone is well.  I don't have anything military to report, so thought I'd keep things going with something completely different.  

 

I've loved Doctor Who since catching my first episode back in 1978. So I was thrilled to have a chance recently to pick up a relic from an original 1967 Ice Warrior helmet.  The small fragment was left over from the repair of the helmet discovered a couple of years ago. 

 

Here is my little relic, and a video on the recovery of the helmet.

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Well, it may not be an M1, but it is a helmet. Have a jelly baby and enjoy!

 

Mikie

 

 

 

 

Cool!!!……….. ^_^

 

I've never been much into scifi myself although the Dr. Who series also aired in the Netherlands. First cinema film I ever saw was Star Wars. Must have been 1978  or 1979. Can't remember. And of course Star Trek. I watched most of these series and films but it never developed into anything 'serious'.

 

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Posted 23 February 2020 - 06:12 AM

Hi Mikie, it's been quiet indeed. Thanks for your concerns. I'm still well. I've only been weathering out the third storm in succession over here. I've got some things lined up to post here. In about a week all will be revealed. So here's one from the archives, so to speak…..

 

A shot of the Waal bridge at Nijmegen Then and Now. In the Then shot it looks like a US soldier is using a 'liberated' a bicycle.

 

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Posted 23 February 2020 - 06:55 AM

It's been a little quiet around here lately. Hope everyone is well.  I don't have anything military to report, so thought I'd keep things going with something completely different.  

 

 

Mikie

 

 

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Hi Mikie and everyone,  apologies for it being quiet, I have been distracted with quite serious health worries of three older siblings, think it might be a tough year ahead . . . . .

 

 

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Posted 23 February 2020 - 07:03 AM

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Hi Mikie and everyone,  apologies for it being quiet for a while around here.  Today a local Dutch friend showed me this unusual fixture on a German barbed-wire stake, it is nothing like the local Normandy used ones I am familiar with, he recovered it from a field near Aachen Germany, reportedly the first German town ' liberated '.  

 

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Posted 23 February 2020 - 07:07 AM

Hi Mikie and everyone, the wire support has not been riveted as the ones I see here in Normandy, there is a central tab on either side which locates in a notch on either side of the post and bent around the rear of the stake  

 

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Posted 23 February 2020 - 07:10 AM

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Hi Mikie and everyone,  this is the riveted wire support plate that is familiar to all the ones I see here in Normandy, I will obviously pay more attention to the stakes now that I am aware of the differences. 

 

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Posted 23 February 2020 - 11:02 AM

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Hi Mikie and everyone,  apologies for it being quiet, I have been distracted with quite serious health worries of three older siblings, think it might be a tough year ahead . . . . .
 
 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, February 23  2020

 

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Sad to hear this. If you ever need any moral support, let me know.

My wonderful wife Annie had surprise serious medical issue 2 weeks ago. But things are on the mend with her.

Word of advice to everyone. Be sure to check with your doctor if something seems a little off with how you feel. Even if it doesn't seem serious to you at the time. Annie waited a couple of months since it didn't seem too serious, but it turned out to be serious after all. My dear cousin had a similar experience a couple of months ago. I'm a natural worry wart. Sometimes it turns out with good reason. Take care everyone!

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Posted 23 February 2020 - 11:05 AM

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Hi Mikie and everyone,  apologies for it being quiet for a while around here.  Today a local Dutch friend showed me this unusual fixture on a German barbed-wire stake, it is nothing like the local Normandy used ones I am familiar with, he recovered it from a field near Aachen Germany, reportedly the first German town ' liberated '.  
 


Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, February 23  2020
 
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Hmmm...Wild guess, late war emergency low budget assembly technique? Those used in Normandy would have been from earlier in the war?

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Posted 23 February 2020 - 05:16 PM

.Hi Mikie and everyone,  apologies for it being quiet, I have been distracted with quite serious health worries of three older siblings, think it might be a tough year ahead . . . . .
 
 


Ken,

So sorry to hear about your siblings. You and your family are in my prayers.

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Posted 23 February 2020 - 05:24 PM

A shot of the Waal bridge at Nijmegen Then and Now. In the Then shot it looks like a US soldier is using a 'liberated' a bicycle.

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Great then and now pictures of the bridge. It still looks pretty much the same with a few minor changes.

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Posted 23 February 2020 - 05:29 PM

Hi Mikie and everyone, the wire support has not been riveted as the ones I see here in Normandy, there is a central tab on either side which locates in a notch on either side of the post and bent around the rear of the stake 

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Ken,

I wonder if the difference is just different manufacturers. Interesting though. Is it too rusted to see any hallmarks?

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