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d-day normandy 6june 44 4th division utah beach


bastogne44
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hello


I present you one of my favorite themes the Normandy landings in 1944
here a medic 4th division, and a demolition man battalion combat team
somewhere in utah beach
they carry both standard equipment
a bientot
ps: I have not presented yet, I confess that the English language and me is not very easy and I do not know how installing my etiquette
if someone can run me it is cool thank you .......
bastogne44(wallonie) said the cousin in France and Belgium :rolleyes:;)


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lieutenant 4th division

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Johan Willaert
ps: I have not presented yet, I confess that the English language and me is not very easy and I do not know how installing my etiquette

if someone can run me it is cool thank you .......

 

Salut,

 

Nice mannequins, one day all of us Belgians should do a display together.....

 

Send me your details and I will translate them for you so you can post them in the Presentation section....

 

Envoie moi ton CV et je te l'enverrai apres traduction en anglais, pour que tu puisse le poster dans la section: Presentation

 

info 'at' theliberator.be

 

@plus,

 

Johan

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hello all and thank you for your comments!

to continue with the troops in normandy

By the 8th division

Here is a piece I did a few months since it is of a bedding roll of a Lt Colonel of the 121st regiment of the 8th division

o perccy Forgy

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native of arkansas

this lt colonel was killed on 27 July 1944 perrier

decoration, bronze star purple heart

and adds a legere still life specific to any division insignia all different manufacturers, for that extra edge with the green insignia of lt col, and the book division

 

a small page of history

 

In Normandy

July 1944 - the 8th DI battle in the vicinity of the Haye du Puits On 4 July 1944, the 8th DI landed on Omaha Beach. It was attached to the 8th Corps with three divisions were to advance toward La Haye du Puits, at the western end of the front. After grouped around Montebourg 8th DI joined the front on 7 July and the day after it attacked his first goal, the Ay River. Although handicapped by his inexperience and difficulties caused by the grove, she managed to settle on the right bank of the Ay in mid-July. She buried on defensive positions in anticipation of the start of Operation Cobra.

 

 

On 26 July at 5:30, the 28th and 121st RI rushed to the assault. The increase was initially difficult, an attack against enemy reaching to defeat some of the 121st RI companies that could not survive on the southern shore and were forced to retraverser the river. However, the afternoon the next day, the German positions had been permanently overwhelmed by the action of the two regiments and the 79th and 90th DI and the 6th DB could rush into the breach.

 

 

Following the division head, the path crossed the 8th DI Coutances, Granville, Beauchamps. After the capture of the bridge Pontaubault she reorganized southwest of Avranches before reaching St James on the evening of August 3 From there she went to Brittany in the direction of Rennes.

 

bastogne44 said the cousin

 

 

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ici avec un crest (systeme a vis) du 28th regiment de la 8th division

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Lt. Col. Percy O'Dell Forgy was born on July 21 , 1902 in Dierks AR .

 

He graduated from the university of Arkansas in 1925 and was immediately commissioned a 2nd Lt. , Infantry , U.S. Army Reserve .

Percy was called to active duty for the second time in 1941 and , by May 1942 , assigned to the 76th Infantry Division at Ft. Meade , MD .

In June 1944 , he assumed command of the 2nd Battalion , 121st. Infantry Regiment , 8th Infantry Division , then in Fierce Combat against the Germans in Normandy .

On July 26 , 1944 , the 121st. Infantry attacked the east-west highway between Periers and Lessay , France .

At approximately 12:30 , Col. Forgy was talking to one of his company commanders on the radio .

At that moment , his command post took a direct hit from a German artillery round , felling the entire staff .

A piece of shrapnel struck between the handset and his helmet , mortally wounding him .

Col. Forgy refused treatment until his men were evacuated , but before the medics could return , he died .

Col. Forgy was awarded a bronze star medal for valor .

 

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craig johnson

Im finding it hard not to go out and try to find a full size mannequin after seeing all the nice displays that show up on this forum. Great work. As a matter of fact I think I will start looking.

 

Craig

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hi

few items typical of the division, subject personnellle, helmet 4th in Belgium, cover engraved gamelle(ardennes) search HARRY D REED kia in December 1944 in Belgium.

bracelet MERLIN A NEWHOUSE 12th infantry regiment kia in normandy july 07 1944

grouping john robert wilkinson injured in normandy

book division, thanks dated 1945 to the 4th division.

my favorite models badges.

a bientot

bastogne44 said the cousin

 

 

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hi

few items typical of the division, subject personnellle, helmet 4th in Belgium, cover engraved gamelle(ardennes) search HARRY D REED kia in December 1944 in Belgium.

bracelet MERLIN A NEWHOUSE 12th infantry regiment kia in normandy july 07 1944

grouping john robert wilkinson injured in normandy

book division, thanks dated 1945 to the 4th division.

my favorite models badges.

a bientot

bastogne44 said the cousin

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hi

few items typical of the division, subject personnellle, helmet 4th in Belgium, cover engraved gamelle(ardennes) search HARRY D REED kia in December 1944 in Belgium.

bracelet MERLIN A NEWHOUSE 12th infantry regiment kia in normandy july 07 1944

grouping john robert wilkinson injured in normandy

book division, thanks dated 1945 to the 4th division.

my favorite models badges.

a bientot

bastogne44 said the cousin

 

 

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Stinger Gunner USMC

Bastogne,

Fantastic displays!

I see you have quite a bit on the 4th division.

Do you happen to have any rosters from the 22nd Regiment?

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reddiamond1918

Hi Cousin, ;)

 

Great displays !!

 

The dog tags and the other objects are fantastic ! :blink:;)

 

Bye,

 

RD18 ( cochonou ou guillaume ;) )

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Hi cousin

 

this is one of the most beautifull collection i've ever seen

 

I know him since more than a year so i can also say he's a very smart and swwet guy

 

keep on the good work thumbsup.gif

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hello

thank you all for your nice comments ................

to continue with the assault troops of the June 6

Now the 2nd infantry division, items typical of the division

a dog tag

liners (normandy) august f greene 23rd infantry regiment 2nd infantry division

some paper, paper .............

and a bottle engraved with the head of Indian

I would later detail photo of the mannequin

hat soon

bastogne44 said the cousin

 

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little detail

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