D-Day Landing 1944




The regiment began loading Shermans on to the LCTs on 4th June 1944 for the invasion of Europe. Eisenhower had planned on 5th June as D-day but bad weathercaused it to be postponed until the following day. The weather was still bad but the crossing went ahead. The rough seas and deisel fumes meant that nausea and vomiting were commonplace.


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