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WEYMOUTH - D DAY MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © 2004 - Carolynn Langley

D.DAY MEMORIAL opposite the REGENT HOTEL on the PROMENADE, WEYMOUTH


28TH APRIL 1944
LYME BAY
749 DIED DURING D-DAY TRAINING EXERCISE TIGER
WHEN A CONVOY OF L STS WAS ATTACKED BY E BOATS OFF
PORTLAND.

24TH DECEMBER 1944
ENGLISH CHANNEL
802 DIED WHEN THE TROOPSHIP
LEOPOLDVILLE WAS SUNK BY A TORPEDO OFF CHERBOURG.


1.2.3. RANGER 4.5.6.

11TH OCTOBER 2002

PRIOR TO 6TH JUNE 1944 THE 2nd AND 5th RANGER BATTALIONS
OF THE ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPENDED
HEAVILY ON THE MEN AND EQUIPMENT OF THE LANDING CRAFT ASSAULT.
(L.C.A.) FLOTILLAS DURING TRAINING AND WHILE DEVELOPING SPECIAL
ASSAULT TECHNIQUES.
ON D-DAY THESE SAME MEN OF THE ROYAL NAVY DEMONSTRATED
THE FINEST TRADITIONS OF THEIR SERVICE THROUGH THEIR COURAGE,
STEADFASTNESS. AN IS DEVOTION TO DUTY
THE SUCCESSES OF THE ASSAULTS AT POINTE DU HOC. AND THE OMAHA
BEACHES OF DOG, GREEN, RED, AND WHITE WERE MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THEIR SKILLS AND BRAVERY.

ALL WORLD WAR 11 RANGERS ARE PROUD TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE VETERANS OF THE L,C,A, FLOTILLAS OF THE ROYAL NAVY AND REMAIN GRATEFUL TO THEM, THEIR VESSELS BOTH LARGE AND SMALL.


BRASS PLAQUE 1944 - 1945


THE MAJOR PART OF THE AMERICAN ASSAULT FORCE WHICH LANDED ON
THE SHORES OF FRANCE 8th JUNE 1944 WAS LAUNCHED FROM WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND HARBORS, FROM 6th JUNE TO 7th MAY 1945.
517, 818 TROOPS AND 144,093 VEHICLES EMBARKED. FROM THESE HARBORS.
MANY OF THESE TROOPS LEFT WEYMOUTH PIER.
THE REMAINDER OF THE TROOPS AND VEHICLES PASSED THROUGH WEYMOUTH ENROUTE TO PORTLAND POINTS OF EMBARKATION.

PRESENTED BY THE 14th MAJOR PORT U.S. ARMY


HAROLD G. MILLER SHERMAN L. KISER
MAJOR T.C. COLONEL T.C.
SUB PORT COMMANDER PORT COMMANDER.


UNVEILED DECEMBER 3RD 1947.


PANEL WITH PHOTO OF TROOPS

AMERICAN RANGERS MARCHING ALONG THE ESPLANADE PRIOR TO D-DAY.

6th JUNE 1944

OMAHA BEACH FRANCE SHOWING COURAGE AND ENDURANCE
BEYOND BELIEF.
3,000 DIED ON D-DAY WHILE FIGHTING TO SECURE THE
BEACHHEAD AND, STATEGIC POINTE DU HOC. SPEARHEADING
THE INVASION OF NORMANDY.

AS THIS MILLENIUM WE COMMIT
THIS MEMORY JUNE 1999.

24 January 2004

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