Lest we forget, Utah Beach and Thorney Island

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Trevor Carpenter
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Lest we forget, Utah Beach and Thorney Island
Sep 20, 2008

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I went for a days birding in France yesterday and stopped for a bite at a bar at Utah Beach The Yanks will know that Utah Beach was one of the D-Day beaches where US forces landed. It's hard not to be moved at such a place.

This is the memorial to the US troops

The inscription

A penny for your thoughts

Next Sunday, there is a service to dedicate this bronze as a memorial to the US Marines

The tools of the job

Today I went birding again this time to Thorney Island which was an RAF airfield from 1938 - 1976

The window in the church

In the churchyard an area is set aside for Gerrman graves, these guys came to England and never went back

I found this one particulary poingent , I wish I knew the history presumably the crew of an aircraft that was shot down over Thorney

And this is a bilingual memorial to all who fell on whatever side. 407 RCAF squadron was formed 3000 miles from home at Thorney in 1941

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