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Landing in Normandy on D-Day with Combined Operationsicon for Recommended story

We were based in Southampton harbour, where prior to D-Day we loaded up with seven tanks with blow-up...

D-Day: 72nd Medium Regiment Royal Artilleryicon for Recommended story

As soon as we landed - whether it was a stray German shell or what or a lucky one - a shell...

Recollections of D-Day: June 6, 1944 with the 76th (Highland) Field Regiment on Sword Beach.icon for Recommended story

The situation on the beach was pretty chaotic with damaged craft in and on the water, and the occasional...

D-Day and Our Winged Messengersicon for Recommended story

NPS.31066. released from a ship offshore on June 6th 1944. following on we had 'The Duke of...

Operations Neptune and Overlord June 6th 1944: 37th LCT Flotillaicon for Recommended story

We were guided in by Aldis signals from a Naval Beach Signal station, under an overhead barrage of shells...

'Dad's On About the War Again!'icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

A popular tale was 'The Day He Shot The German'. At dad's funeral, as we waited for the hearse,...

D-Day Experience: A Wren at Portsmouthicon for Recommended story

Extra hours In the spring of 1944, increased numbers of personnel appeared - not only Wrens and naval...

My D-Day Experience 6th June 1944: 88 Squadron RAFicon for Recommended story

Navigator on Douglas Boston 111A aircraft “L” of No. 88 Squadron flying from R.A.F. Hartford...

What Grandpa Built for D-DAYicon for Recommended story

He did not fight but helped build the steel road,that took the ethics of liberty and decency,to light the...

From Bulford Camp to the Battle of the Bulgeicon for Recommended story

I was moved back to Bulford Camp to prepare for the invasion until a signal was given for the the other...

D Dayicon for Recommended story

After that I stayed on the beach as the Canadians advanced inland... We stayed on for a week driving all...

Fred's Story: DD Tanks on D-Day and Aftericon for Recommended story

One of our drivers was called Fred Watson, nick-named Gabby, he was on guard with our electrician Dennis...

Staff Sergeant Billy Marfleet, Glider Pilot Regimenticon for Recommended story

Billy and his friend and co-pilot, Vic Haines were now part of Operation Tonga and tasked to fly to...

D-Day Memories of a Tank Gunner: With 'A' Squadron Westminster Dragoonsicon for Recommended story

My mother Anne, my sister and myself will be visiting Normandy this weekend, and will toast his memory and...

D-Day Memories of a Paperboyicon for Recommended story

My D-Day story took place in a small Cheshire village, ten miles from the city of Chester, called...

The Burst of Disgust!icon for Recommended story

At the time of this happening my regiment was stationed in 'Maida Barracks- Aldershot In the weeks...

D-Day!icon for Recommended story

Waiting in the gliders were about 170 officers and men of the 2nd Oxfordshire and Buckighamshire Light...

Did this Scottish Gunner Give Rommel's General the Fright of His Life?icon for Recommended story

Did this Scottish Gunner Give Rommel's General the Fright of His Life. I was a gunner in B Squadron of...

D-Day for the East Riding Yeomanry Pt 1icon for Recommended story

Laid off Southsea all day while the area between the Isle of Wight and Portsmouth filled up with craft and...

D-Day Diary: Onboard a Landing Craft at Sword Beachicon for Recommended story

On D-Day he skippered an LCM onto Sword Beach, repeatedly landing troops and equipment ashore....

A Solitary Walkicon for Recommended story

We went ashore in Normandy on 7th June 1944, the day after D-Day, and advanced around Ouistrehem to...

The Day I Became a Man: Sherman Tank Crew and D-Dayicon for Recommended story

Sherman tank crew My brother Pete and I were members of the same Sherman tank crew. We had all seen photos...

HMS 'Bellona': Action on D-Dayicon for Recommended story

On arrival at Plymouth, Bellona was fitted with equipment for jamming the radio signals that controlled the...

A Wireless Operator/Air Gunner's D-Dayicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

He became a wireless operator/air gunner and was promoted to Sergeant. Bill's pilot Hank went home to...

D-Day with 197 Typhoon Squadronicon for Recommended story

The wind was howling and the rain beat down as two squadrons of Typhoon fighter bombers, fully armed,...

Pierre's Bottle of Calvadosicon for Recommended story

In the early '40s Pierre Frénée, my friend from Alençon, suffered under the Occupation...

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