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PORTLAND D-DAY WAR MEMORIAL

Compiled and copyright © Carolynn Langley 2008

The memorial is situated on the green in Chiswell.
 
1944 – 1945
The MAJOR PART OF THE AMERICAN ASSAULT FORCES
WHICH LANDED ON THE SHORES OF FRANCE ON D- DAY,
6 JUNE 1944, WAS LAUNCHED FROM PORTLAND HARBOUR.
FROM 8 JUNE 1944 TO 7 MAY 1945.
418,585 TROOPS and 144,093 VEHICLES WERE EMBARKED
FROM THIS HARBOR. THIS PLAQUE MARKS THE ROUTE WHICH THE VEHICLES AND TROOPS TOOK ON THEIR WAY TO POINTS OF
EMBARKCATION PRESENTED BY THE 14TH MAJOR PORT USA ARMY.
Harold G. Miller   Sherman L.Kiser
Major T.C.   Colonel T.C.
Sub-Port Commander   Port Commander

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