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Re: 75th Anniversary Today, what did you do?

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:14 am
by Destructo6
Visited the USS Arizona.

Re: 75th Anniversary Today, what did you do?

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:47 pm
by RedArrow2016
USS Arizona is so amazing and I am glad you took the time to visit the graves there...

Re: 75th Anniversary Today, what did you do?

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:55 am
by Rod Rushton
I have been back several times since 1974, driven my vehicles over the beaches, made a symbolic Dawn Landing from a DUKW and this year travelled in my '44 GPW down to St. Andre de l'ure to support the 40 "L Birds which flew in there from all over Europe.
The intention was to fly over the beaches in a WW2 Aircraft, namely a '44 Piper L4 Cub. However, the Weather Gods prevented this, but the promise was made to return at a later date and complete my Trilogy. It has only taken me 45 years so far, so I can wait a while yet.
My Father, a Royal Navy Commando, was part of the Beachmaster's Party landing early on the 6th to control traffic. I have a copy of the Official War Photographer's photo taken of him there.
As a relative with a connection to the event, I was interviewed on TV1 French National TV live from the Airfield, and two photos of My Father were shown, including the one taken at the time at the Beach Command Post - check out my Facebook page for photos , and footage of the interview:-
:https://www.facebook.com/rodney.rushton.3
Cheers Boys!

Re: 75th Anniversary Today, what did you do?

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:32 am
by Scrumps
Rod,

SWMBO has dropped you a PM on FB about this.

Scrumps